See also: Bullock



From Middle English bullok, from Old English bulluc, corresponding to bull +‎ -ock (diminutive suffix). Compare Middle Dutch boelekijn (bullock).



bullock (plural bullocks)

  1. (archaic) A young bull.
  2. A castrated bull; an ox.

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bullock (third-person singular simple present bullocks, present participle bullocking, simple past and past participle bullocked)

  1. To bully.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society 1973, p. 47:
      Yes, you villain, you have defiled my own bed, you have; and then you have charged me with bullocking you into owning the truth.
    • 2017, podcast "Untold - The Daniel Morgan Murder", episode "Master of the Dark Arts", from minute 11:18
      So you never knew when you were gonna fall foul of a furious bullocking. So it became a case of bullocking management, basically. You know, how can I stave off the stress and the bullying for another few days.