bullyboy bullyboy

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. One was boyishly handsome Guillermo Patricio Kelly, top bullyboy of Pern's street-fighting Alianza greyshirts.
  2. Joseph Stalin did not bother to make a speech in answer to Harry Truman's call for a halt to Russia's bullyboy tactics.
  3. But the symbol of Selma is Sheriff James Clark, 43, a bullyboy segregationist who leads a club-swinging, mounted posse of deputy volunteers, many of them Ku Klux Klansmen.

Quotes

  1. But Plaid Cymru leader Ieuan Wyn Jones said, "This is yet another blatant, desperate attempt to scare people to vote Labour. Labour's strategy in this campaign is to use bullyboy tactics to make people believe that if they don't vote for them, then...
    on Apr 8, 2007 By: Ieuan Wyn Jones Source: ic Wales

  2. Lynne Featherstone, Liberal Democrat MP for Hornsey and Wood Green, said: "As they say, one swallow doesn't a summer make. I remain to be convinced that Haringey Council has seen the errors of its ways and given up on its bullyboy tactics when it...
    on Aug 13, 2008 By: Lynne Featherstone Source: Tottenham, Wood Green and Edmonton Journal

  3. In a statement released before Tuesday's announcements on the diplomatic expulsions, Bainimarama accused New Zealand and Australia of "employing bullyboy tactics" and frustrating his government's efforts to improve Fiji.
    on Dec 23, 2008 By: Frank Bainimarama Source: Jakarta Post

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