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bullyboy

[boo l-ee-boi] /ˈbʊl iˌbɔɪ/
noun
1.
a ruffian or hired hoodlum, especially one working for or associated with a political group.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; bully1 + boy
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British Dictionary definitions for bully-boy

bullyboy

/ˈbʊlɪˌbɔɪ/
noun
1.
  1. a ruffian or tough, esp a hired one
  2. (as modifier): bullyboy tactics
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