Ballarag
Ballarag Bal"la*rag (b[a^]l"l[.a]*r[a^]g), v. t. [Corrupted fr. bullirag.] To bully; to threaten. [Low] --T. Warton.

Syn: bullirag; bullyrag. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • ballarag — obs. form of bullyrag …   Useful english dictionary

  • ballyrag — allyrag v. to be bossy towards; same as {bullyrag}. Syn: strong arm, bully, browbeat, bullyrag, bullirag, ballarag, boss around, hector, push around. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bullirag — Bul li*rag, v. t. [Cf. bully,n. & v., and rag to scold, rail. Cf. {Ballarag}.] To intimidate by bullying; to rally contemptuously; to badger. [Low] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bullyrag — bullyragger, n. /bool ee rag /, v.t., bullyragged, bullyragging. to bully; harass: to bullyrag fraternity plebs. Also, ballyrag. [1780 90; earlier ballarag, of obscure orig.] * * * …   Universalium

  • bullyrag — bul•ly•rag [[t]ˈbʊl iˌræg[/t]] v. t. ragged, rag•ging to bully; harass or intimidate • Etymology: 1780–90; earlier ballarag, of obscure orig …   From formal English to slang

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