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Meaning of badger

badg•er

Pronunciation: (baj'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. any of various burrowing, carnivorous mammals of the family Mustelidae, as Taxidea taxus, of North America, and Meles meles, of Europe and Asia.
  2. the fur of this mammal.
    1. a wombat.
    2. bandicoot (def. 2).
  3. (cap.) a native or inhabitant of Wisconsin(used as a nickname).
  4. a swablike device for cleaning excess mortar from the interiors of newly laid tile drains.
—v.t.
  1. to harass or urge persistently; pester; nag: I had to badger him into coming with us.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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