I. noun Etymology: probably from badge; from the white mark on its forehead Date: 1523 1. a. any of various burrowing mammals (especially Taxidea taxus and Meles meles) of the weasel family that are widely distributed in the northern hemisphere b. the pelt or fur of a badger 2. capitalized a native or resident of Wisconsin — used as a nickname II. transitive verb Etymology: from the sport of baiting badgers Date: 1794 to harass or annoy persistently Synonyms: see bait

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