noun bad·ger \ˈba-jər\

: a type of animal that lives in the ground and has short thick legs and long claws on its front feet

Full Definition of BADGER

a :  any of various burrowing mammals (especially Taxidea taxus and Meles meles) of the weasel family that are widely distributed in the northern hemisphere
b :  the pelt or fur of a badger
capitalized :  a native or resident of Wisconsin —used as a nickname

Origin of BADGER

probably from badge; from the white mark on its forehead
First Known Use: 1523

Other Mammals Terms

dormouse, dugong, gibbon, grimalkin, sable, stoat, ungulate, vole

Rhymes with BADGER



: to bother or annoy (someone) with many comments or questions

: to ask or tell someone again and again to do something

Full Definition of BADGER

transitive verb
:  to harass or annoy persistently

Examples of BADGER

  1. She finally badgered me into cutting my hair.

Origin of BADGER

from the sport of baiting badgers
First Known Use: 1794

Rhymes with BADGER

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