bull
   1. (of a male) to copulate w \ h
   The 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 male
   From iiis bovine habits:
    He is the village bull. The women dare not refuse him. (Manning, 1960 — he was also a priest)
   3. egocentric boasting
   A 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. American
   a policeman
   Originally 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 role
   A 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. . 2014.

Synonyms:
(usually of bovine animals) / (issued by the Pope), / (involving a contradiction), / / ,


Look at other dictionaries:

  • Bull — Lema Architecte d un monde ouvert (Arquitecto de un mundo abierto) Fundación 1931 : creación Sede Les Clayes sous Bois (Francia) …   Wikipedia Español

  • Bull — (englisch für: „Bulle“, „Stier“) bezeichnet: ein französisches Unternehmen, siehe Bull (Computerhersteller) ein Kartenspiel, siehe Schwimmen (Kartenspiel) Bull steht für: John Bull, Personifikation des Vereinigten Königreichs John Bull… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • bull — bull; bull·beg·gar; bull·ber·ry; bull·dog·ged; bull·dog·ger; bull·dog·gish; bull·dog·gy; bull·doze; bull·doz·er; bull·fist; bull·gine; bull·head·ed·ly; bull·head·ed·ness; bull·ish; bull·ock·ing; bull·pout; chryso·bull; wei·bull·ite; bull·shot;… …   English syllables

  • Bull — Bull, a. Of or pertaining to a bull; resembling a bull; male; large; fierce. [1913 Webster] {Bull bat} (Zo[ o]l.), the night hawk; so called from the loud noise it makes while feeding on the wing, in the evening. {Bull calf}. (a) A stupid fellow …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bull — Bull, n. [OE. bule, bul, bole; akin to D. bul, G. bulle, Icel. boli, Lith. bullus, Lett. bollis, Russ. vol ; prob. fr. the root of AS. bellan, E. bellow.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The male of any species of cattle ({Bovid[ae]}); hence, the male of any large …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bull — Bull, John * * * (as used in expressions) Bull Run, batallas de bull terrier Bull, John Bull, Ole (Bornemann) Bull Halsey Partido Bull Moose staffordshire bull terrier …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Bull — Bull, v. t. (Stock Exchange) To endeavor to raise the market price of; as, to bull railroad bonds; to bull stocks; to bull Lake Shore; to endeavor to raise prices in; as, to bull the market. See 1st {Bull}, n., 4. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bull — bull1 [bool] n. [ME bole < OE bula, a steer; akin to ON boli, Ger bulle < IE base * bhel : see BALL1] 1. the adult male of any bovine animal, as the ox, buffalo, etc. 2. the adult male of certain other large animals, as the elephant, elk,… …   English World dictionary

  • Bull — Bụll 〈m. 6; Börse〉 = Haussier; Ggs Bear [engl., „Bulle“ (nach der Vorstellung, dass der Bulle die Aktienkurse mit seinen Hörnern nach oben treibt)] * * * I Bull,   früher Honeywell Bull, europäische Informationstechnologiegruppe mit Hauptsitz in… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • bull — Ⅰ. bull [1] ► NOUN 1) an uncastrated male bovine animal. 2) a large male animal, e.g. a whale or elephant. 3) Brit. a bullseye. 4) Stock Exchange a person who buys shares hoping to sell them at a higher price later. Often contrasted with BEAR(Cf …   English terms dictionary

  • Bull — Bull, n. [OE. bulle, fr. L. bulla bubble, stud, knob, LL., a seal or stamp: cf. F. bulle. Cf. {Bull} a writing, {Bowl} a ball, {Boil}, v. i.] 1. A seal. See {Bulla}. [1913 Webster] 2. A letter, edict, or respect, of the pope, written in Gothic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”