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English

Etymology

English, from bullbaiting, and dog.

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: bull·dog

Noun

Singular
bulldog

Plural
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  1. A breed of dog developed in England by the crossing of the bullbaiting dog and the Pug to produce a ladies companion dog. Having a very smooth coat, a flattened face, wrinkly cheeks, powerful front legs and smaller hind legs.
  2. A shortened form of British bulldog.
  3. A stubborn person.

Synonyms

Translations

the game British Bulldog See British bulldog

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Quotations

  • 1971, Carol King and Gerry Goffin, “Smackwater Jack”, Tapestry, Ode Records
    Big Jim the Chief stood for law and order.... Now from his bulldog mouth... Came the cry, “We got to ride to clean up the streets...!”

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