Definition of bullyboy
: a swaggering bully
Examples of bullyboy in a Sentence
political bullyboys who threaten their opponents
unfortunately, some local bullyboys had made the park their turf, and families avoided it
Recent Examples of bullyboy from the Web
Barletta was a friend and former student of George Shultz, then U.S. secretary of state, and suddenly critics of Noriega’s bullyboy rule found a more attentive audience within the Reagan administration.
The election campaign was, in retrospect, the ultimate Trump display of bullyboy arrogance.
Chaffetz’s shtick — bullyboy investigator targeting the right’s bogeymen — worked when Hillary Clinton and/or President Obama were his targets.
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First Known Use of bullyboy
BULLYBOY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bullyboy for English Language Learners
: an aggressive or violent man
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