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Badger - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Badger' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Badger [ n.]
- An itinerant licensed dealer in commodities used for food; a hawker; a huckster; -- formerly applied especially to one who bought grain in one place and sold it in another.
- A carnivorous quadruped of the genus Meles or of an allied genus. It is a burrowing animal, with short, thick legs, and long claws on the fore feet. One species (M. vulgaris), called also brock, inhabits the north of Europe and Asia; another species (Taxidea Americana / Labradorica) inhabits the northern parts of North America. See Teledu.
- A brush made of badgers' hair, used by artists.
2 . Badger [ v. t.]
- To tease or annoy, as a badger when baited; to worry or irritate persistently.
- To beat down; to cheapen; to barter; to bargain.

Meaning of 'Badger' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . badger [ v]
Meaning (1):
- annoy persistently
Example in sentence:
  • The children teased the boy because of his stammer