bullock

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English bullok, from Old English bulluc, corresponding to bull +‎ -ock ‎(diminutive suffix). Compare Middle Dutch boelekijn ‎(bullock).

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Noun[edit]

bullock ‎(plural bullocks)

  1. (archaic) A young bull.
    • 1611, Bible (KJV), 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.
  2. A castrated bull; an ox.

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Verb[edit]

bullock ‎(third-person singular simple present bullocks, present participle bullocking, simple past and past participle bullocked)

  1. (obsolete) To bully.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society 1973, p. 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.