a swaggering tough; usually one acting as an agent of a political faction (Freq. 1)
bully, ↑tough, ↑hooligan, ↑ruffian, ↑roughneck, ↑rowdy, ↑yob, ↑yobo, ↑yobbo

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun
Etymology: bully (I) + boy
: a swaggering overbearing tough; especially : one associated with or acting as an agent of a political faction

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/bool"ee boy'/, n.
a ruffian or hired hoodlum, esp. one working for or associated with a political group.
[1600-10; BULLY1 + BOY]

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