bull·​bait·​ing ˈbu̇l-ˌbā-tiŋ How to pronounce bullbaiting (audio)
: the former practice of baiting bulls with dogs

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1580, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bullbaiting was circa 1580

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“Bullbaiting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bullbaiting. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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