bullyrag

[boo l-ee-rag]

verb (used with object), bul·ly·ragged, bul·ly·rag·ging.

to bully; harass: to bullyrag fraternity plebs.

Nearby words

  1. bully tree,
  2. bully-off,
  3. bullyboy,
  4. bullycide,
  5. bullying,
  6. bulnbuln,
  7. bulrush,
  8. bultmann,
  9. bulwark,
  10. bulwer

Also ballyrag.

Origin of bullyrag

First recorded in 1780–90; earlier ballarag, of obscure origin

Related formsbul·ly·rag·ger, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for bullyrag

bullyrag

verb -rags, -ragging or -ragged

(tr) to bully, esp by means of cruel practical jokesAlso: ballyrag

Word Origin for bullyrag

C18: of unknown origin

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