see also: Badger
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈbædʒə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈbædʒɚ/

badger (plural badgers)

  1. 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, Wisconsin.
  3. (obsolete) A brush made of badger hair.
  4. (in the plural, obsolete, cant) A crew of desperate villains who robbed near rivers, into which they threw the bodies of those they murdered.
Synonyms Translations Verb

badger (badgers, present participle badgering; 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 Translations Noun

badger (plural badgers)

  1. (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.


badger (plural badgers)

  1. A native or resident of the American state of Wisconsin.
Proper noun
  1. A village in Shropshire, England.
  2. Surname

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