Badger

Definition of Badger

Badg´er
n.1.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.
1.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 (Meles meles or Meles vulgaris), called also brock, inhabits the north of Europe and Asia; another species (Taxidea taxus or Taxidea Americana or Taxidea Labradorica) inhabits the northern parts of North America. See Teledu.
2.A brush made of badgers' hair, used by artists.
Badger dog
(Zool.) See Dachshund.
v. t.1.To tease or annoy, as a badger when baited; to worry or irritate persistently.
[imp. & p. p. Badgered ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Badgering.]
2.To beat down; to cheapen; to barter; to bargain.

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