- bully boys1) N-COUNT (disapproval) If you describe a man as a bully boy, you disapprove of him because he is rough and aggressive.
...bully-boys and murderers.2) ADJ: ADJ n (disapproval) If you say that someone uses bully-boy tactics, you disapprove of them because they use rough and aggressive methods. [JOURNALISM]
Some people accuse the tax inspectors of bully-boy tactics.
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bully boy — noun A ruffian hired to beat or intimidate someone • • • Main Entry: ↑bully * * * ˈbully boy [bully boy bully boys] noun (BrE … Useful english dictionary
bully boy — bully ,boy noun count BRITISH INFORMAL someone who uses threats or violence to get what they want: Managers wanted to fire employees who stood up to their bully boy tactics … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
bully boy — ☆ bully boy n. a violent, bullying man; esp., a hired ruffian * * * … Universalium
bully boy — n BrE informal someone who behaves in a violent and threatening way … Dictionary of contemporary English
bully boy — ☆ bully boy n. a violent, bullying man; esp., a hired ruffian … English World dictionary
bully boy — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms bully boy : singular bully boy plural bully boys British informal someone who uses threats or violence to get what they want bully boy tactics … English dictionary
bully boy — noun Bully boy is used before these nouns: ↑tactic … Collocations dictionary
bully-boy — see bully boy … English dictionary
bully-boy — bullˈy boy adjective Intimidatory • • • Main Entry: ↑bully … Useful english dictionary
bully boy — noun A tough, aggressive man … Wiktionary