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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun bully:

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective bully:

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Definition of the noun bully

What does bully mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: bullies

  1. a cruel and brutal fellow
  2. a hired thug

Alternative definition of the noun bully

noun

  1. A person who is cruel to others, especially those who are weaker or have less power.
  2. A hired thug.
  3. A prostitute’s minder; a pimp.
  4. [uncountable] Bully beef.
  5. [context: Sri Lanka, slang] The penis.

Specialised definition of the noun bully

Glossary of sports / hockey / field hockey

bringing the ball (back) into the game by the referee. One player from each team stands near the referee; all others must be at least 3 m away from the ball.

a method of starting or re-starting play, similar to the face-off in ice hockey. The referee places the ball on the ground between two opposing players. They tap the flat sides of their sticks together three times and then go for the ball

Glossary of sports / hockey / ice hockey

bringing the puck (back) into the game by the referee. One player from each team stands near the referee; all others must be at least 4.55 m away from the puck.

Glossary of sports / hockey / indoor hockey

bringing the ball (back) into the game by the referee. One player from each team stands near the referee; all others must be at least 3 m away from the ball.

Glossary of sports / hockey / inline hockey

bringing the puck (back) into the game by the referee. One player from each team stands near the referee; all others must be at least 3 m away from the puck.

Definition of the adjective bully

What does bully mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more bully / bullier | most bully / bulliest

  1. very good

Definition of the verb bully

What does bully mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: bullied

  1. be bossy towards
  2. discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate

Other definitions of bully

What does bully also mean?

interjection

  1. [often, followed by [term, for]] Well done!

Films

  1. "Bully" is a 2001 American film directed by Larry Clark, and starring Brad Renfro, Bijou Phillips, Rachel Miner, Michael Pitt, Leo Fitzpatrick, Kelli Garner, and Nick Stahl. Based on the 1993 murder of Bobby Kent, the plot follows several young adults in Southern Florida who enact a murder plot against a mutual friend who has emotionally, physically and sexually abused them for years. The screenplay was written by David McKenna and Roger Pullis, who adapted the book Bully: A True Story of High School Revenge by Jim Schutze.
  2. "Bully" is an award-winning film, directed by Lee Hirsch and written by Cynthia Lowen & Lee Hirsch.
  3. "Bully" is a 2011 short animation comedy film directed by Harry G. Barnes and Greg Nachmanovitch.
  4. "Bully" is a short film, directed by Rob Weiermair.
  5. "Bully" is a 2010 short animation film written and directed by Marcelo Picardo Schulze.

Writings

  1. "Bully" a.k.a. "Bully!" is a novella written by Mike Resnick.
    • language: English Language
    • released in (25 years ago)
    • award:
  2. "Bully" is a book written by Penelope Douglas.

Game

"Bully", released in PAL regions as Canis Canem Edit, is an open world, action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar Vancouver and published by Rockstar Games. It was released on 17 October 2006 for the PlayStation 2. A remake of the game, subtitled Scholarship Edition, was released on 4 March 2008 for the Xbox 360 and Wii, and on 21 October 2008 for Microsoft Windows. Set within the fictional town of Bullworth, the story follows a student and his efforts to rise through the ranks of the school system. The open world design lets players freely roam Bullworth, which includes a number of towns.

  • also known as Canis Canem Edit
  • mode: Multiplayer video game, Single-player video game
  • developers: Rockstar Vancouver, Rockstar New England, Rockstar Toronto, Rockstar London
  • genres: Adventure game, Action game, Action-adventure game
  • publishers: Rockstar Games, Bethesda Softworks
  • released on (8 years ago)
  • award:
    • VGX Award for Best Performance by a Human Male (as Jimmy Hopkins) nomination for Gerry Rosenthal
    • VGX Award for Best Original Score
    • VGX Award for Best Action Game

Characters

  1. Bully is a fictional character from the anime TV series Around the World with Willy Fog.
    • also known as Constable Bully, Assistant bully, Asst. Pooley
  2. Bully is a fictional character from the 2005 film Murder, Take One.
  3. Bully is a fictional character from the 1978 film Drunken Master.
  4. Bully is a fictional character from the 2012 film Goats.
  5. Bully is a fictional character from Ha-Chaim Ze Lo Hacol.
  6. Bully is a fictional character from the animated children's television series The Animals of Farthing Wood based upon the books of the same name by author Colin Dann. Bully is a large grey town rat from the town the Farthing Wood animals passed on their journey. He is always accompanied by a duo known as Brat and a brown scruffy follower known as Spike.
  7. Bully is a fictional character from Pooka.
  8. Bully is a fictional character from the 2010 film Snowmen.
  9. Bully is a fictional character from the 1998 film Surrender Dorothy.
  10. Bully is a fictional character from Pooka.
  11. Bully is a fictional character from the film Good Boy.
  12. Bully is a fictional character in the film The Terence Davies Trilogy.
  13. Bully is a fictional film character.

There are other characters with in their name, like Big Bully, Bully boy, Locker Room Bully.

Music

  1. "Bully" is the lead single from American rock band Shinedown's fourth studio album, Amaryllis.
  2. "Bully" is a musical album of Shawn Lee, video game soundtrack.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  3. "Bully" is a musical single of Shinedown.
    • released on
  4. "Bully" is a musical album of Sugarbomb.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  5. "Bully" is a musical album of Dr. Onionskin.
    • released on (6 years ago)

Person

Who is Bully?

Bully a.k.a. Michael Herbig is a German film director, actor and author. His nickname Bully became integral part of his stage name as is Michael Bully Herbig as a comedian.

Miscellanea

Bully, the official school mascot of Mississippi State University, is an American Kennel Club registered English Bulldog, given the inherited title of "Bully".

Phrases with Bully

Phrases starting with the word Bully:

  1. Bully boy
  2. bully off
  3. bully beef
  4. bully tree
  5. bully pulpit

Phrases ending with the word Bully:

  1. to bully
  2. Gum Bully
  3. Shark Bully
  4. Tough Bully
  5. White Bully
  6. Alachua Bully
  7. Florida Bully
  8. Georgia Bully
  9. Buckthorn Bully
  10. Everglades Bully
  11. Puerto Rico Bully
  12. Large-Fruited Bully
  13. Rufous Florida Bully

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Bully

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Google previewAbuse: An Encyclopedia of Causes, Consequences, and Treatments (2015)

by Rosemarie Skaine

Resources for advocates include Advocacy Toolkit, Framing Bullying for Advocates, Bullying Prevention Resources, and 10 Ways to be an Upstander. In 2013, the BULLY Project surpassed its initial goal of 1 million kids and has reached over ...

Google previewDictionary of Homonyms (2007)

by David Rothwell

bully Most of us know this word as pertaining to the unpleasant creature who at school or in the office ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant Embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian Slang, Pidgin English, Gypsies' Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology (1897)

by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland

Bull's feathers — Bully. Bully-beef — Bum. 1 88 The attribute of horns to a cuckold is of remote antiquity, and is supposed by symbolists of the school of Creuzer and Faber to be derived from the horns of cattle, also of the new moon, at which ...

Google previewThe Pirate Dictionary

by Breverton, Terry

BULLY BEEF Meat such as pork and beef was packed into barrels and covered with salt to preserve it at sea. Salt beef was sometimes boiled to make it edible, and the French 'boeuf bouille' became 'bully beef. Sometimes the meat was too ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs, and Ancient Customs, from the Fourteenth Century (1872)

by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps

To bully. North. BULLOCKS. Any fatting cattle. Norf. A bullock is, properly speaking, a calf in the second year. BULLS. The stems of hedge-thorns. Also, transverse bars of wood into which the heads of harrows are set. BULLS-AND- COWS.

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Usage statistics about bully

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun bully:

ruffianyobbullyhooligan

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective bully:

groovyniftyneatkeengreatold

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb bully:

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Quotes about Bully

One of the great attractions of patriotism -- it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what's more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous. (Aldous Huxley)
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Scrabble value of B3U1L1L1Y4

The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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