bullyrag verb be demanding; throw one’s weight about; issue orders to others; bully: Poor headmaster! He was pestered and bullyragged by irate parents who were convinced that my getting a bursary had been his doing. 20-. etymology: possibly connected with Galloway Tinkler-Gypsy bullirag ‘a dispute with words; words that often come to blows’; also in Northern English dialect ‘overawe intimidate’; attested by JS and BW