• WordNet 3.6
    • n badgerer someone who tries to embarrass you with gibes and questions and objections
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The honey badger can withstand hundreds of bee stings that would otherwise kill another animal
    • Badgerer A kind of dog used in badger baiting.
    • Badgerer One who badgers.
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Mad as a badger - If someone is as mad as a badger, they are crazy.


In literature:

I do love to badger her, poor thing.
"The Lookout Man" by B. M. Bower
He had spent the better part of six weeks in badgering and bullying Sir Peter's pet candidate.
"The Tysons" by May Sinclair
He was not a man to be badgered by an anonymous writer in a newspaper.
"The Memories of Fifty Years" by William H. Sparks
In the old days, when I used to think, say, of motors, I was invariably badgered by the spectre of improbability.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 158, February 4, 1920" by Various
Do you think I'll have under me any coward that will badger a woman?
"The Odds" by Ethel M. Dell
This was dear Mabel Badger's child; her little namesake, her own flesh and blood.
"Jewel's Story Book" by Clara Louise Burnham
Mr. Badger Brush was a very rich sporting man, whose tastes were horsey, but whose heart was in the right place.
"Short Story Classics (American) Vol. 2" by Various
Badger departed into the distance, tail up and snorting.
"The Killer" by Stewart Edward White
He had also the otter, the badger, and the hare to amuse him.
"A Short History of English Agriculture" by W. H. R. Curtler
He kicked and scratched like a badger.
"The Furnace of Gold" by Philip Verrill Mighels

In poetry:

The hawk is for the hill, he cried,
The badger for the glen;
The otter for the river-pools
Amen, amen, amen!
"Reminiscence" by Padraic Colum
He has hare's eyes, a long face rimmed
Around with badger-grey;
Aimless, like cries of mountain birds
The tunes he has to play
"The Tin-Whistle Player" by Padraic Colum
When cuckoos call from the green gloom
Where dark, shelving forests loom;
When foxes bark beside the gate,
And the grey badger seeks his mate
"Viroconium" by Mary Webb
Can be so battered, badgered and destroyed
That he's a loveless man: gay bells bring laughter
That shakes a mouldering cobweb from the rafter;
And yet the saddest chimes are best enjoyed.
"The Dedication To A Book Of Stories Selected From The Irish Novelists" by William Butler Yeats
Night veiled the pole: all seemed secure:
When, led by instinct sharp and sure,
Subsistence to provide,
A beast forth sallied on the scout,
Long backed, long tailed, with whiskered snout,
And badger-coloured hide.
"On The Death Of Mrs. Throckmorton's Bullfinch" by William Cowper

In news:

Badger runs aground off Manitowoc.
Badger is enroute back to Ludington as of 12:30 this afternoon, the Ludington Daily reports.
The Badgers earned a spot in the Big Ten title game despite a sloppy start to the season.
Click on each picture to see more photos of the new uniform unveiled by Adidas for the Badgers-Nebraska Cornhuskers game which opens the 2012 Big Ten season.
The Department of Natural Resources is inviting motorists to tour what the agency hopes will become a new state recreation area at the long-shuttered Badger Army Ammunition Plant.
30 am Monday at Badger Lutheran Church in Badger.
The Wisconsin Badgers are headed back to the Rose Bowl for the third straight year.
The Voice of the Badgers calls former offensive coordinator Paul Chryst the "sexy" pick, but one that may be very hard for Wisconsin to actually pull off.
Angie Dove Hatch, right, is shown with her husband, Dan Hatch, and their children, from left, Audrey, Liam, Emerson and Logan, after she ran the Gopher to Badger Half Marathon in August 2011 that qualified her for the New York City Marathon.
Police say it happened at the Marathon Gas station on Badger Avenue just before 10 p.m.
Badgers defensive coordinator Chris Ash will join Bielema in the same role with the Razorbacks, Arkansas announced Tuesday night.
Wisconsin defensive coordinator Chris Ash will follow former Badgers coach Bret Bielema to Arkansas .
Badgers use big second half to beat Arkansas .
Historic ferry SS Badger 's future in doubt with EPA permit about to expire.
Badger / 2000 Detroit Free Press file photo.

In science:

It turns out to be precisely the form proposed by Montroll and Badger to unify the Verhulst ( ˜q = 1) and Gompertz ( ˜q = 0) one-species population dynamics model.
Generalized exponential function and discrete growth models
Many earlier works have already borrowed concepts from the theory of the Ising models and of phase transitions to model social interactions and organization, e.g. (Follmer, 1974; Callen and Shapero, 1974; Montroll and Badger, 1974).
How to grow a bubble: A model of myopic adapting agents
Khoze) and also external EW vector bosons (Bern et al) and Higgs particles (Dixon, Glover, Khoze, Badger et al).
Concluding Talk: QCD 2005
This example is taken from a very stimulating study by Montroll and Badger (1974, p.200).
"Thermometers" of Speculative Frenzy
Badger, Mathematical models as a tool for the social science, ed. B. J.
Universal Structure of the Personal Income Distribution