bully beef

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bully beef beef cured or pickled in brine
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bully beef Pickled or canned beef.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. bouilli, boiled meat, fr. bouillir, to boil. See Boil (v.) The word bouilli, was formerly commonly used on the labels of canned beef

Usage

In literature:

The food consisted of bully beef, M and V, hard tack, tea and sugar, as reported by the patients stationed there.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
In any case I would gladly exchange for a dozen tins of bully beef.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, January 19, 1916" by Various
The officer taking over B116 hated wiring worse than bully beef.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, March 1, 1916" by Various
Bully beef, exchange of, for loan of Guns, by Haig, 159.
"1914" by John French, Viscount of Ypres
The food, indeed, was but the coarse Army fare, "bully" beef, hard tack, and condensed milk; but, withal, it was relished most keenly.
"The Greater Love" by George T. McCarthy
Bully beef came along in the afternoon, and we had landed with full water-bottles, for drinking water was unavailable.
"In Mesopotamia" by Martin Swayne
On foul water and bully beef he tramped through a land of plenty.
"The War in South Africa" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Rations were cut down to biscuits and bully beef, and water to 1/4 gallon per diem.
"The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I" by Herbert Brayley Collett
It's sand and flies, flies and sand, C.B., bully beef, jam, and No.
"The Kangaroo Marines" by R. W. Campbell
For supper our men had stringy bully beef and biscuit or bread.
"Khartoum Campaign, 1898" by Bennet Burleigh
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In poetry:

“As they their beef and damper ate
And swilled their pints of tea
A bully notion all at wonst
Dawned on that rowdy three.
And Dublin Pat, in frantic mirth,
Said, ‘Now we’ll have a spree!’
"The Sleeping Beauty" by Henry Lawson

In news:

According to the Media Research Center (MRC), the "beef bully" is claiming that a new breed of fish could cause cancer, but cites no evidence or research in his report.
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