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Definition of Badger


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. A brush made of badgers' hair, used by artists.
  4. To tease or annoy, as a badger when baited; to worry or irritate persistently.
  5. To beat down; to cheapen; to barter; to bargain.

Badger Quotations

Badger hates Society, and invitations, and dinner, and all that sort of thing.
Kenneth Grahame

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

I beg. I call. I badger. I cajole. Part of the secret is everyone has fun and that's really motivating.
Katie Couric

The Mole had long wanted to make the I acquaintance of the Badger. He seemed, by all accounts, to be such an important personage and, though rarely visible, to make his unseen influence felt by everybody about the place.
Kenneth Grahame

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
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Badger Translations

badger in Afrikaans is ratel
badger in Dutch is das
badger in French is blaireau
badger in German is Dachs
badger in Hungarian is borz
badger in Italian is tasso
badger in Portuguese is texugo
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