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bully beef

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noun

canned or pickled beef.

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