Definition of bullyrag in English:

bullyrag

Syllabification: bul·ly·rag
Pronunciation: /ˈbo͝olēˌrag
 
/

verb (bullyrags, bullyragging, bullyragged)

[with object] North American informal
  • Treat (someone) in a scolding or intimidating way: he would bullyrag his staff around but then kiss up to his superiors
    More example sentences
    • The members of the Board had been ballyragged around the country last year as the worst health administrators ever.
    • He said afterwards that it was a bit too thick on poor old Leonora to be ballyragged any more.
    • You're not going to ballyrag me and say I'm responsible.

Origin

late 18th century: of unknown origin.

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