verb (used with object), bullyragged, bullyragging.
to bully; harass: to bullyrag fraternity plebs.
Also, ballyrag.

1780–90; earlier ballarag, of obscure origin

bullyragger, noun
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bullyrag (ˈbʊlɪˌræɡ)
vb , -rags, -ragging, -ragged
(tr) Also: ballyrag to bully, esp by means of cruel practical jokes
[C18: of unknown origin]

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