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Definition of badger:

  1. A brush made of badgers' hair, used by artists.
  2. A carnivorous quadruped of the genus Meles or of an allied genus. It is a burrowing animal, with short, thick legs, and long claws on the fore feet. One species ( M. vulgaris), called also brock, inhabits the north of Europe and Asia; another species ( Taxidea Americana / Labradorica) inhabits the northern parts of North America. See Teledu.
  3. An itinerant licensed dealer in commodities used for food; a hawker; a huckster; - formerly applied especially to one who bought grain in one place and sold it in another.
  4. To beat down; to cheapen; to barter; to bargain.
  5. To tease or annoy, as a badger when baited; to worry or irritate persistently.


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