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a. a ruffian or tough, esp a hired one
b. (as modifier): bullyboy tactics.
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(ˈbʊl iˌbɔɪ)

a ruffian or hired hoodlum.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bullyboy - a swaggering tough; usually one acting as an agent of a political faction
bully, hooligan, roughneck, rowdy, ruffian, yob, yobbo, yobo, tough - a cruel and brutal fellow
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