bully boy

bully boy

n.
1. An aggressive or pugnacious fellow; a tough.
2. A hired thug; a goon.

bul′ly-boy′ adj.
References in classic literature ?
Come, trowl the brown bowl to me, Bully boy, bully boy, Come, trowl the brown bowl to me: Ho
Now bully boy,' said the stout man, raising his eyes from his cards for the first time, 'can't you let him speak?
It was no part of the knowledge of the lad, fourteen years old, who sat in the Idler's cabin between the harpooner and the sailor, the air rich in his nostrils with the musty smell of men's sea-gear, roaring in chorus: "Yankee ship come down de ribber--pull, my bully boys, pull
Even though the Austrian has enjoyed a stellar year and fears nobody, Bully Boy was last night installed the 8-13 favourite with Coral.
The continued injunction is bully boy tactics and aims to quash any opposition to fur being sold at Harvey Nichols.
But Tory group leader Peter Jack-Jack son said: "It is just another example of bully boy tactics from the county council.
Mike Down, of accountancy firm Baker Tilly, said: "These bully boy tactics do not help anyone, instead they just scare innocent taxpayers.
com)-- Common Wealth Endeavors will present Sandi Toksvig's Bully Boy as the first production of its 2014 season.
In fact, her two-hander Bully Boy is an essentially joke free exploration of the corrosive effect of war on the men who fight it.
Which is why they need to get rid of their boss and his bully boy army.
She would have sorted out the bully boy union chiefs who earn in excess of pounds 200,000 a year then stand back and tell people to strike, and go hungry with no pay while they live it up in their big houses.
Ms Jenkins said: "These bully boy tactics raise serious questions about Labour's ability to govern responsibly.