hoolihan

transitive verb

hoo·​li·​han
ˈhüləˌhan
hoolihanned; hoolihanned; hoolihanning; hoolihans
West
: to bring down (a steer) in bulldogging by leaping well forward on the horns rather than by twisting

Word History

Etymology

probably from the name Hoolihan

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“Hoolihan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoolihan. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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