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badger

badg·er

badger

 
 
pronunciation:
bae jr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any of several carnivorous, short-legged mammals that burrow in the ground.
The American badger has a striped head, light fur on its back, and dark fur on its belly.
 
definition 2: the heavy black and white fur of such a mammal.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: badgered, badgering, badgers
definition: to bother stubbornly or persistently; harass.
I finally went to the doctor so my husband would quit badgering me about it.
synonyms:
harass, nag, pester, plague
similar words:
annoy, bait, bedevil, beset, bother, bug, disturb, hassle, hound, irritate, nettle, persecute, pick on, provoke, torment, vex, worry
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derivation: badgeringly (adv.)
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