(noun, adjective, verb, interjection)


1. very good

- he did a bully job

Similar word(s): good, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, old, peachy, smashing, swell

Sentences with bully as an adjective:

- a bully horse


1. (often followed by for) Well done!

- She's finally leaving her abusive husband — bully for her!


1. a cruel and brutal fellow

Similar word(s): hooligan, roughneck, rowdy, ruffian, tough, yob, yobbo, yobo

Definition categories: person, aggressor, assailant, assaulter, attacker

2. a hired thug

Definition categories: person, goon, hood, hoodlum, punk, thug, tough, toughie

Sentences with bully as a noun:

- A playground bully pushed a girl off the swing.

- I noticed you being a bully towards people with disabilities.


1. be bossy towards

Similar word(s): ballyrag, browbeat, bullyrag, hector

Definition categories: emotion, intimidate

2. discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate

Similar word(s): browbeat, swagger

Definition categories: communication, blarney, cajole, coax, inveigle, palaver, wheedle

Sentences with bully as a verb:

- You shouldn't bully people for being gay.