Definition of bullock in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbʊlək/


A male domestic bovine animal that has been castrated and is raised for beef.
Example sentences
  • There was very little difference in the top prices being paid for beef bullocks and heifers at Kilkenny Mart where there were over 1,200 head on offer.
  • They brought with them 350 ewes, 45 wethers, ten bullocks, six heifers, one bull, four horses, and a number of goats and some poultry.
  • Beef bullocks were up 10 / head and store heifers were dearer by 10-15 / head.


[no object] Australian /NZ informal
Work long and hard: people have dropped dead bullocking their guts out
More example sentences
  • A man of untiring energy, he "bullocked" along.
  • if you take a selector who has bullocked all his life to raise crops on dusty, stony patches in the scrubs, and put him on land where there's plenty of water and manure, he's apt to get disheartened.


Late Old English bulluc, diminutive of bula (see bull1). The verb (late 19th century) is by association with a bullock's use as a draught animal.

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