from The Century Dictionary.
- Same as
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- verb to be bossy towards; same as
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb be bossy towards
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I hope this will be a lesson to you, Doyle, and will teach you not to ballyrag your customers in future.
But I did not come here to ballyrag like an old woman.
Only don't think I want to ballyrag about the money.
 To _balrag_ is to abuse -- Mr. Lover makes it _ballyrag_, and he is high authority: but if I remember rightly, Curran in his national stories used to employ the word as above.
When handling with creditors and assemblage agencies don't permit them ballyrag you or position you over unpaid balances.
Faix, it's well come up wid the likes o 'you to ballyrag over me. "