bully pulpit

a position of authority or public visibility, especially a political office, from which one may express one's views.

Nearby words

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

Origin of bully pulpit


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Word Origin and History for bully pulpit

bully pulpit


1904, coined by U.S. president Teddy Roosevelt, in reference to the White House.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper