Bully Bul"ly (b[.u]l"l[y^]), n.; pl. {Bullies} (b[u^]l"l[i^]z). [Cf. LG. bullerjaan, bullerb["a]k, bullerbrook, a blusterer, D. bulderaar a bluster, bulderen to bluster; prob. of imitative origin; or cf. MHG. buole lover, G. buhle.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

Bullies seldom execute the threats they deal in. --Palmerston. [1913 Webster]

2. A brisk, dashing fellow. [Slang Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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