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English[]

Wikipedia

Pronunciation[]

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈbædʒə/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈbædʒɚ/
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  • Rhymes: -ædʒə(r)

Etymology 1[]

From Middle English bageard (marked by a badge), from bage (badge), from Template:Xno[[Category:Template:Xno derivations|Badger]] [[bage#Template:Xno|bage]] (emblem), referring to the animal's badge-like white blaze.

Noun[]

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A badger

Singular
Badger

Plural
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Badger ({{{1}}})

  1. 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).
  2. A native or resident of the American State of Wisconsin.
  3. (plural, vulgar, cant) A crew of desperate villains who robbed near rivers, into which they threw the bodies of those they murdered.
Synonyms[]
  • (native or resident of Wisconsin): Wisconsinite
Derived terms[]
  • American badger
  • European badger
  • ferret-badger
  • hog badger
  • honey badger
  • stink badger
Translations[]
See also[]
Collective nouns
  • cete
  • colony
  • Appendix: Collective nouns

Verb[]

Infinitive
to Badger

Third person singular
badgers

Simple past
badgered

Past participle
-

Present participle
badgering

to Badger (third-person singular simple present badgers, present participle badgering, simple past and past participle badgered)

  1. To pester, to annoy persistently.
    He kept badgering her about her bad habits.
  2. (British, informal) To pass gas; to fart.
Synonyms[]
  • See also Wikisaurus:flatulate
Translations[]

Etymology 2[]

badge + -er

Noun[]

Singular
Badger

Plural
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Badger ({{{1}}})

  1. A person who makes badges.


Anagrams[]

  • abdegr,
  • barged
  • garbed

French[]

Etymology[]

From English badge

Pronunciation[]

Verb[]

Template:Fr-verb

  1. to use an identity batch

Conjugation[]

Template:Fr-conj-ger

bg:badger de:badger et:badger el:badger fa:badger fr:badger io:badger it:badger lt:badger hu:badger ml:badger nl:badger oc:badger pl:badger ro:badger ru:badger fi:badger sv:badger te:badger th:badger tr:badger vi:badger zh:badger

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