bullyrag

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

Definition of bullyrag

transitive verb

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

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Examples of bullyrag in a Sentence

the kind of neighborhood in which it was standard practice for young teens to be bullyragged into joining a street gang

First Known Use of bullyrag

circa 1790, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bullyrag

origin unknown

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The first known use of bullyrag was circa 1790

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“Bullyrag.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bullyrag?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=b&file=bullyr01. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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