bludgeoner

bludgeon

[bluhj-uhn]
noun
1.
a short, heavy club with one end weighted, or thicker and heavier than the other.
verb (used with object)
2.
to strike or knock down with a bludgeon.
3.
to force into something; coerce; bully: The boss finally bludgeoned him into accepting responsibility.

Origin:
1720–30; origin uncertain

bludgeoner, bludgeoneer [bluhj-uh-neer] , noun
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bludgeon (ˈblʌdʒən)
 
n
1.  a stout heavy club, typically thicker at one end
2.  a person, line of argument, etc, that is effective but unsubtle
 
vb
3.  to hit or knock down with or as with a bludgeon
4.  (often foll by into) to force; bully; coerce: they bludgeoned him into accepting the job
 
[C18: of uncertain origin]
 
'bludgeoner
 
n

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bludgeon
1868, from an earlier noun bludgeon "a short club" (1730), perhaps from M.Fr. bougeon, dim. of bouge "a club."
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