bully boy

bullyboy

[bool-ee-boi]
noun
a ruffian or hired hoodlum, especially one working for or associated with a political group.

Origin:
1600–10; bully1 + boy

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bullyboy (ˈbʊlɪˌbɔɪ)
 
n
a.  a ruffian or tough, esp a hired one
 b.  (as modifier): bullyboy tactics

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