Badger

Noun

  • A native or resident of the American state, Wisconsin.
  • A common name for any mammal of three subfamilies, which belong to the family Mustelidae: Melinae (Eurasian badgers), Mellivorinae (ratel or honey badger), and Taxideinae (American badger).
  • (in the plural, obsolete, vulgar, cant) A crew of desperate villains who robbed near rivers, into which they threw the bodies of those they murdered.
  • (obsolete) 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.
  • (obsolete) A brush made of badger hair.

Verb

  • to pester, to annoy persistently.

    "He kept badgering her about her bad habits."

  • (Britain, informal) To pass gas; to fart.

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