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badger
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2 meanings
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1  —as in:
badgered her until she agreed
Definition to nag or bother someone repeatedly — typically to get them to do something
  • Stop badgering me. I gave you my answer and I'm not going to change it.
badgering = nagging
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • It's not helpful if you belittle and badger her until she is too defensive to rationally discuss the issue.
  • badger = repeatedly annoy or bother
  • His face became tight as I badgered him relentlessly.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • badgered = nagged or repeatedly bothered
  • "David," Rudy began, "I'm not going to badger you."
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • badger = nag or repeatedly bother
  • I knew this had to be a dream, but Carlos's badgering made everything real.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • badgering = nagging or repeatedly bothering
  • On deck I was asked so many questions all at once that one man barked, "Stop badgering him Give him food, medical care, and get him into a bunk."
    Theodore Taylor  --  The Cay
  • Then Bella recognized the young man: It was Charles Livingston, the law student Yetta had badgered with her questions about union rights.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • But I won't be badgered, Mr. Chairman.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • Here: I have had just about enough of being badgered.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • Again he cursed, soundless, badgered, furious.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August

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2  —as in:
saw a badger
Definition burrowing mammal with strong claws widely distributed in the northern hemisphere
  • The word badger is thought to have come from a French word for "digger".
badger = burrowing mammal with strong claws widely distributed in the northern hemisphere
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Wisconsin is called "The Badger" state because lead miners who settled there in the 1800s spent winter nights burrowed into the hillside.
  • badger = burrowing mammal with strong claws widely distributed in the northern hemisphere
  • There are eight species of badger.
  • badger = burrowing mammal with strong claws widely distributed in the northern hemisphere
  • Akela, the great gray Lone Wolf, who led all the Pack by strength and cunning, lay out at full length on his rock, and below him sat forty or more wolves of every size and color, from badger-colored veterans who could handle a buck alone to young black three-year-olds who thought they could.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • badger = burrowing mammal with strong claws
  • Turning the envelope over, his hand trembling, Harry saw a purple wax seal bearing a coat of arms; a lion, an eagle, a badger, and a snake surrounding a large letter H. "Hurry up, boy!" shouted Uncle Vernon from the kitchen.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
badger = burrowing mammal with strong claws

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Less commonly:
Wisconsin is called the Badger State and its residents may be referred to as Badgers.
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