Green’s Dictionary of Slang

Bully n.


(Aus.) the Sydney Bulletin, a popular news magazine.

[Aus]Dly Mercury (Mackay, Qld) 9 Dec. 8/3: At one time we used to be an abo-liar, but of latter years the painful necessity to graft has knocked all the aboriginalities out of us, but in going over a ‘Bully’ recently we struck several on mean men .
[Aus]Bulletin (Sydney) 2 Aug. 22/4: Some chap in the Bully has been saying that green pawpaw is poisonous [AND].
[UK]Dly Herald 15 Oct. 5/6: Now Billy Hughes was a Prime Minister [...] the most caricatured man in Diggerland [...] the Australian Press was on his side. Even the dear old Bulletin was, but the ‘Bully’ has changed its politics lately.
[Aus]Baker Popular Dict. Aus. Sl. (2nd edn).
[Aus]T. Ronan Packhorse and Pearling Boat 50: I floundered down [...] rubbing my eyes and demanding first look at the ‘Bully’.
[Aus]Southerly iii 294: That’s how the Bully got its pink page, I bet: saw red [AND].
[Aus]L. McLean Pumpkin Pie 43: My father kept a rolled up copy of the ‘Bulletin’ at the back of his seat [...] Some of Da’s early articles were published in the ‘Bully’, as we affectionately called this magazine [AND].