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Bally vs. Bully

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Ballyadjective

Bloody used as a mild intensifier.

‘He's just a bally idiot.’;

Bullynoun

A person who is physically or emotionally cruel to others, especially to those who are weaker or have less power.

‘A playground bully pushed a girl off the swing.’; ‘I noticed you being a bully towards people with disabilities.’;

Ballyadverb

Very.

‘That was a bally foolish thing to do, old chap!’;

Bullynoun

A noisy, blustering fellow, more insolent than courageous; one who is threatening and quarrelsome; an insolent, tyrannical fellow.

Ballynoun

(MLE) A balaclava.

Bullynoun

A hired thug.

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Bally

an informal intensifier.

Bullynoun

A prostitute’s minder; a pimp.

Ballyadjective

(used of persons) informal intensifiers;

‘what a bally (or blinking) nuisance’; ‘a bloody fool’; ‘a crashing bore’; ‘you flaming idiot’;

Bullynoun

(uncountable) Bully beef.

Bullynoun

(obsolete) A brisk, dashing fellow.

Bullynoun

The small scrum in the Eton College field game.

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Bullynoun

Various small freshwater or brackishwater fish of the family Eleotridae; sleeper goby. The common bully, Gobiomorphus cotidianus

Bullynoun

An (eldest) brother; a fellow workman; comrade

Bullynoun

(dialectal) A companion; mate. male or female

Bullynoun

(obsolete) darling, sweetheart. male or female

Bullynoun

(field hockey) a standoff between two players from the opposing teams, who repeatedly hit each other's hockey sticks and then attempt to acquire the ball, as a method of resuming the game in certain circumstances.

Bullynoun

(mining) A miner's hammer.

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Bullyverb

(transitive) To intimidate (someone) as a bully.

‘You shouldn't bully people for being gay.’;

Bullyverb

(transitive) To act aggressively towards.

Bullyadjective

Very good; excellent.

‘a bully horse’;

Bullyadjective

(slang) Jovial and blustering.

Bullyinterjection

}} Well done!

‘She's finally asked for that promotion—bully for her!’;

Bullynoun

A noisy, blustering fellow, more insolent than courageous, who threatens, intimidates, or badgers people who are smaller or weaker than he is; an insolent, tyrannical fellow.

‘Bullies seldom execute the threats they deal in.’;

Bullynoun

A brisk, dashing fellow.

Bullynoun

Pickled or canned beef.

Bullyadjective

Jovial and blustering; dashing.

Bullyadjective

Fine; excellent; as, a bully horse.

Bullyverb

To intimidate or badger with threats and by an overbearing, swaggering demeanor; to act the part of a bully{1} toward.

‘For the last fortnight there have been prodigious shoals of volunteers gone over to bully the French, upon hearing the peace was just signing.’;

Bullyverb

To act as a bully{1}.

Bullyinterjection

Well done! Excellent!

Bullynoun

a cruel and brutal fellow

Bullyverb

be bossy towards;

‘Her big brother always bullied her when she was young’;

Bullyverb

discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate

Bullyadjective

very good;

‘he did a bully job’; ‘a neat sports car’; ‘had a great time at the party’; ‘you look simply smashing’;

Bullynoun

a person who habitually seeks to harm or intimidate those whom they perceive as vulnerable

‘he is a ranting, domineering bully’;

Bullynoun

corned beef.

Bullynoun

an act of starting play in field hockey, in which two opponents strike each other's sticks three times and then go for the ball.

Bullyverb

seek to harm, intimidate, or coerce (someone perceived as vulnerable)

‘a local man was bullied into helping them’; ‘her 11- year-old son has been constantly bullied at school’;

Bullyverb

(in field hockey) start play with a bully.

Bullyadjective

very good; excellent

‘the statue really looked bully’;

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