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.
To tease or annoy, as a badger when baited; to worry or irritate persistently.
I was perhaps about 10 years old when a local farmer rang us up to say he had found a young badger and would we take it in. So we did; it was a female called Bessy and she lived in the boiler room. She was extremely intelligent, had a very low opinion of cats but loved the dogs. She was pretty well trained; she went in the car. Owen Paterson
Office holders are a self-selected group; you don't get elected if you don't put your name on the ballot. There are many people who would do a great job, but who would never think to run. Find them. Badger them. Get them elected. They might not thank you for it, but a lot of other people will. John Sununu
You see, the one place I know where it seems totally acceptable to lie is on an actor's CV. The job of 'pretending' just seems to leak on to the page. I know an actor with 'badger taming' on his resume. Yes, I can ride a horse, play the violin and speak German. More or less. Looks good and probably won't ever be called upon. Probably. Until it is. Dan Stevens