Talk:badger

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A person who makes badges. Which sense of badge? When was this used? DCDuring TALK 13:14, 9 September 2010 (UTC)

RFV failed, sense/section removed. —RuakhTALK 20:43, 11 February 2011 (UTC)



etymology of badger[edit]

This is a little bit about etymology and a little bit about how this case should be handled as far as formatting goes.

The noun badger referring to the animal has an etymology, which also has the verb form within it. The verb form, however, appears to have come from the sport of badger baiting rather than directly from the name of the animal. My question is, how do we handle derivative etymologies when they are for the same word? Should this be an additional etymology section? Should there be some etymological note because the two etymologies are so closely related? I am not an etymology pro so I have no opinion. - [The]DaveRoss 19:36, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

IMO put them under one etymology with an additional sentence or paragraph indicating the etymology of the verb:
From Middle English bageard (marked by a badge), from bage (badge), from Anglo-Norman bage (emblem), referring to the animal's badge-like white blaze. The verb derives from...
​—msh210 (talk) 21:28, 23 November 2011 (UTC)