Definitions starting with B

ID #1735

bul, bulla, buller

/ból(a)/ [OED bully dial. brother, companion] n. term of address to an older brother or a respected male peer: 1918 Bul Rabbit . . . But Boukee (Parsons 118). Buller (brother) watch him (ibid 28). 1936 Bulla . . . familiar address meaning 'brother' (Dupuch 121). Bulla Diddy, talk we one joke! (Andros). (Black)

Tags: noun, term of address

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Last update: 2010-09-15 06:08
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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