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

  • n. An aggressive or pugnacious fellow; a tough.
  • n. A hired thug; a goon.

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  • n. Alternative form of bully boy.

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

  • n. a swaggering tough; usually one acting as an agent of a political faction


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  • There is a definite 'bullyboy' attitude in the Saskatchewan Party's approach.

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  • You can find dozens more by searching "bullyboy" on the site.

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  • Many ordinary members of the public say they have been the victim of 'bullyboy' tactics.

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  • I got hit as well, and have been unsure whether or not to post about it on my own site as I don't really want to give the thuggish bullyboy in question any free press...but seeing how you handled it I think I might've made a mistake.


  • So the notion that propaganda is bad but free speech is good is a carefully contrived nonsense designed to allow the IOC to kowtow to the bullyboy Chinese Communists.

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  • No one doubts but that the EU is about as popular in the UK as would being locked in a small cupboard with a skink, yet at this moment when the EU is exhibiting to public view all its worst anti-democratic credentials and bullyboy tendencies, Cameron and Hague ought to be out there booting the Lisbon treaty to death.

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  • I also raced through Cory Doctorow's ostensibly YA Little Brother like all the paranoid bullyboy scumbags of Homeland Security were after me.

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  • That's why we are still being subjected to the failed policiy of trickle down economics, bullyboy foreign relations, hands off bankng regulations resulting in a morgage nightmare, an energy policiy with blinders on creating $4+ gasoline and diesel something oil has been calling for, for years.

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  • Chris sez, British MP Austin Mitchell has finally started trying to get the government to talk sense into the mob of self-appointed goons and bullyboy rentacops who try to stop you taking shots in perfectly legal, public domain areas.

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  • Yahoo/Flickr get the bullyboy tactics out Email This Post

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