bully beef

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noun

canned or pickled beef.

Nearby words

  1. bullsnake,
  2. bullwaddy,
  3. bullwhacker,
  4. bullwhip,
  5. bully,
  6. bully pulpit,
  7. bully tree,
  8. bully-off,
  9. bullyboy,
  10. bullycide

Origin of bully beef

First recorded in 1865–70

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British Dictionary definitions for bully beef

bully beef

noun

tinned corned beefOften shortened to: bully

Word Origin for bully beef

C19 bully, anglicized version of French bouilli, from boeuf bouilli boiled beef

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