Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

bully pulpit

noun

Simple Definition of bully pulpit

  • : an important public position that allows a person to express beliefs and opinions to many people

Full Definition of bully pulpit

  1. :  a prominent public position (as a political office) that provides an opportunity for expounding one's views; also :  such an opportunity

Examples of bully pulpit

  1. She uses her position as a famous actress as a bully pulpit.



1976

First Known Use of bully pulpit

1976


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up bully pulpit? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 7, 2016

a slight offense

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

spindrift pince-nez kittly-benders duvet
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ