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bludgeon

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noun blud·geon \ˈblə-jən\

Simple Definition of bludgeon

  • : a heavy stick that usually has one thick end and is used as a weapon

  • : something that is used to attack or bully someone

Full Definition of bludgeon

  1. 1 :  a short stick that usually has one thick or loaded end and is used as a weapon

  2. 2 :  something used to attack or bully <the bludgeon of satire>

Examples of bludgeon

  1. <guards armed with bludgeons roamed the compound>



Origin of bludgeon

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1730

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bludgeon

verb blud·geon

Simple Definition of bludgeon

  • : to hit (someone or something) very hard

  • : to use arguments or threats to force (someone) to do something

Full Definition of bludgeon

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to hit with heavy impact

  3. 2 :  to attack or overcome by aggressive argument :  bully <mental bludgeoning>

Examples of bludgeon

  1. The victim was bludgeoned to death with a hammer.

  2. <bludgeoned the door with an iron bar in a senseless act of vandalism>



1868

First Known Use of bludgeon

1868



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