Bully (Grose 1811 Dictionary)


A cowardly fellow, who gives himself airs of great bravery. A bully huff cap; a hector. See Hector.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

See also the definition in Nathan Bailey's 1736 dictionary of canting and thieving slang.

To Bullock * Bully Back


Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

John S. Farmer's collection of canting songs and slang rhymes

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Bull Beggar
Bull Calf
Bull Chin
Bull Dogs
Bull Hankers
Bull’s Eye
Bull’s Feather
To Bullock
Bully Back
Bully Cock
Bully Ruffians
Bully Trap
To Bum
Bum Trap
Bum Bailiff
Bum Brusher
Bum Boat