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bully - Dictionary definition and meaning for word bully

(noun) a cruel and brutal fellow
Synonyms : hooligan , roughneck , rowdy , ruffian , tough , yob , yobbo , yobo

(noun) a hired thug
(verb) be bossy towards
Example Sentence
  • Her big brother always bullied her when she was young

(verb) discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate
Synonyms : browbeat , swagger

(adj) very good
Example Sentence
  • he did a bully job
  • a neat sports car
  • had a great time at the party
  • you look simply smashing

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bully

.bully....made of bull(the male in cow family)+y......so if you have observed why the fight is always arrenged between bulls,why not cows,because bulls are symbol of strength and cruilty(as they fight).......and a bull 's work is to weak its opponent
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by preetisoni2411

jus for fun to remember two meanings of it...imagine one of ur frns is CRUEL n BRUTAL n he always INTIMIDATES u dat he wud kic on ur belly... !!he is a bully
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by amarendar

in the same way a person who bullys someone try to show his superiority over others,because he thinks himself more stronger than his opponent
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by preetisoni2411

bully--> bull is always strong. bully is a symbol of strength.
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by shaktipada

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