bully boy

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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 ?
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
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?
He is an evil man and he got his bully boys to throw me through a window.
In reality they are a criminal gang of bully boys and fascists whose only The are achievement this weekend was to force local people, some in their 80s, to leave their homes in the middle of the night and seek refuge in church halls or with friends and relatives.
SCARLETS 20 MUNSTER 20 By PAUL JONES BULLY boys Munster kicked more sand in the Scarlets' faces as the tide went out on the Welsh side's Pro12 play-off hopes.
IRELAND has given a decisive victory to the bully boys, big money and bureaucrats.
I was trying to give up smoking, not because of the bully boys and the do-gooders but for pure monetary reasons.
Slap an injunction on these bully boys to prevent them harming the environment there.
Well nothing really - it's just that Bush's bully boys suddenly need new friends to help them out.
There's a sense that big fruit growers are large bully boys who throw their weight around.
DESPITE his best efforts to stand up to loyalist bully boys we learn with sadness that David Adams has finally backed down to the cowardly thugs in the UDA.