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

  • One was boyishly handsome Guillermo Patricio Kelly, top bullyboy of Pern's street-fighting Alianza greyshirts.
  • Aloysius ("Moon") Gaffney is no anti-Semitic bullyboy like Tommy Gallagher, but a young Manhattan Irishman with a Fordham law degree and large horizons.
  • As the master of the punishment cellblock between 1938 and 1943, Sommer was the broad-shouldered bullyboy who, in the words of West German Prosecutor Helmut Paulik, perpetrated .

  • Ieuan Wyn Jones in ic Wales
    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...
  • Lynne Featherstone in Tottenham, Wood Green and Edmonton Journal
    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...
  • Frank Bainimarama in Jakarta Post
    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.

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