bullyrag

verb

bul·​ly·​rag ˈbu̇-lē-ˌrag How to pronounce bullyrag (audio)
ˈbə-
variants or less commonly
bullyragged also ballyragged; bullyragging also ballyragging; bullyrags also ballyrags

transitive verb

1
: to intimidate by bullying
2
: to vex by teasing : badger

Examples of bullyrag in a Sentence

anonymous trolls on the website tried to bullyrag him into backing down

Word History

Etymology

origin unknown

First Known Use

circa 1790, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bullyrag was circa 1790

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Cite this Entry

“Bullyrag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bullyrag. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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