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bludgeon

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noun blud·geon \ˈblə-jən\

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 in a sentence

  1. guards armed with bludgeons roamed the compound

Origin and Etymology of bludgeon

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1730

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bludgeon

verb blud·geon

Definition of bludgeon

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to hit with heavy impact was bludgeoned to death

  3. 2 :  to attack or overcome by aggressive argument :  bully mental bludgeoning We do not talk—we bludgeon one another with facts and theories … — Henry Miller

Examples of bludgeon in a sentence

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

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

Origin and Etymology of bludgeon

verbal derivative of 1bludgeon


First Known Use: 1777


BLUDGEON Defined for English Language Learners

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bludgeon

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noun blud·geon \ˈblə-jən\

Definition of bludgeon for English Language Learners

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

  • : something that is used to attack or bully someone


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bludgeon

verb blud·geon

Definition of bludgeon for English Language Learners

  • : to hit (someone or something) very hard

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



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