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See also: Bullock
From Middle English bullok, from Old English bulluc, corresponding to bull + -ock (diminutive suffix). Compare Middle Dutch boelekijn (“bullock”).
bullock (plural bullocks)
- (archaic) A young bull.
- 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), London: […] Robert Barker, […], →OCLC, Leviticus 8:14:
- And he brought the bullock for the sin offering: and Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon the head of the bullock for the sin offering.
- A castrated bull; an ox.
(archaic) a young bull
a castrated bull; an ox
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bullock (third-person singular simple present bullocks, present participle bullocking, simple past and past participle bullocked)
- To bully.
- 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society, published 1973, page 47:
- Yes, you villain, you have defiled my own bed, you have; and then you have charged me with bullocking you into owning the truth.
- 2017, podcast "Untold - The Daniel Morgan Murder", episode "Master of the Dark Arts", from minute 11:18
- So you never knew when you were gonna fall foul of a furious bullocking. So it became a case of bullocking management, basically. You know, how can I stave off the stress and the bullying for another few days.
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