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bullying

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noun bul·ly·ing \ˈbu̇-lē-iŋ, ˈbə-\

Definition of bullying

  1. :  abuse and mistreatment of someone vulnerable by someone stronger, more powerful, etc. :  the actions and behavior of a bully Her own childhood had been made miserable by bullying … — Michael Holroyd … underestimates the plain meanness behind the pleasure people take in bullying. — George F. Will

First Known Use of bullying

1742


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bullying

adjective bul·ly·ing

Definition of bullying

  1. :  prone to or characterized by overbearing mistreatment and domination of others … dominated the program but did so in a bullying manner that made him appear crabbier and more churlish than ever. — Tom Shales At his worst, he was just another loud, boorish, bullying … drunk … — Bartholomew Gill The bullying husband is … living out a way of being that he learned at home as a child. — Robert Karen

First Known Use of bullying

1746


Law Dictionary

bullying

noun bul·ly·ing \ˈbu̇-lē-iŋ, bə-\

Legal Definition of bullying

  1. :  acts or written or spoken words intended to intimidate or harass a person or to cause physical harm to a person or his or her property — see also cyberbullying

Additional Notes on bullying

The statutory language used to describe what constitutes bullying differs from state to state.


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