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What does "Badger" mean?

Definition

(n.) A brush made of badgers' hair, used by artists (n.) 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 (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 (v. t.) To beat down; to cheapen; to barter; to bargain (v. t.) To tease or annoy, as a badger when baited; to worry or irritate persistently


Synonyms bug, tease, harass, pester, beleaguer


Word Family badgered, badgering, badgers