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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A castrated bull; a steer.
  • n. A young bull.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A young bull.
  • n. A castrated bull; an ox.
  • v. To bully.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A young bull, or any male of the ox kind.
  • n. An ox, steer, or stag.
  • transitive v. To bully.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Literally, a young or small bull, but generally used of an ox or castrated bull; a full-grown steer.
  • n. [In derisive allusion to bull.] A papal bull or brief.
  • A perversion of bully.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. young bull
  • n. castrated bull


Middle English bullok, from Old English bulluc; see bhel-2 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old English bulluc, corresponding to bull +‎ -ock. (Wiktionary)



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