- 1. (of a male) to copulate w \ hThe function for which uncast -d animals are preserved:He would guarantee all the female slaves had been bulled by his crew. (Fraser, 1971)2. a promiscuous maleFrom iiis bovine habits:He is the village bull. The women dare not refuse him. (Manning, 1960 — he was also a priest)3. egocentric boastingA shortened form of bullshit, with the same meaning, or, in America, bull-ririky:You're full of bull this morning. (Steinbeck, 1961)I come to ask you why my boy died, and you trot out that same bull-rinky about communists you always trot out at election time. (Anonymous, 1996)A bullshitter is someone who boasts or acts officiously.The letters BS are used for bullshit and bullshitter, in all senses as noun or verb:He was a great romancer and wrote the biggest BS of them all. (F. Richards, 1933)... sitting around, BS-ing, talking about how law school was coming. (Goldman, 1986)The 19th-century bull-scutter was 'anything worthless or nasty' (EDD).4. Americana policemanOriginally a detective, probably from his aggressive behaviour:Only on rare occasion will the cop... offer any information to the 'bull' or 'dick'. (Lavine, 1930)The word is now applied to any armed protector of property.5. a female homosexual taking the male roleA shortened form of bull-dyke:So you gave that old bull a key. (Theroux, 1976, writing about a female homosexual) I know the model. Bull dyke. (Sanders, 1977)
How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. R. W. Holder. 2014.