also ballyrag transitive verb Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1790 1. to intimidate by bullying 2. to vex by teasing ; badger

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  • bullyrag — [bool′ērag΄] vt. bullyragged, bullyragging [see BULLY1, vt. & RAG2, vt.] [Informal or Dial.] to bully, intimidate, or browbeat …   English World dictionary

  • bullyrag — bullyragger, n. /bool ee rag /, v.t., bullyragged, bullyragging. to bully; harass: to bullyrag fraternity plebs. Also, ballyrag. [1780 90; earlier ballarag, of obscure orig.] * * * …   Universalium

  • bullyrag — [“buliraeg] tv. & in. to harass someone. □ Don’t bullyrag me just because you’re upset. □ Pete is bullyragging again …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • bullyrag — verb to taunt someone …   Wiktionary

  • bullyrag — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To torment with persistent insult or ridicule: badger, bait, heckle, hector, hound, taunt. Informal: needle, ride. Idiom: wave the red flag in front of the bull. See TREAT WELL. 2. To domineer or drive into… …   English dictionary for students

  • bullyrag — v. assault with abusive language; to badger; be bossy towards …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bullyrag — (also ballyrag) verb (bullyrags, bullyragging, bullyragged) N. Amer. informal treat in a scolding or intimidating way. Origin C18: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • bullyrag — bul·ly·rag …   English syllables

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