Definition of bully pulpit noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


bully pulpit

BrE BrE//ˈbʊli pʊlpɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʊli pʊlpɪt//
[singular] (North American English)
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a position of authority that gives somebody the opportunity to speak in public about an issue He intends to use the presidency as a bully pulpit to promote family values. Word Originearly 20th cent.: apparently originally used by President Theodore Roosevelt, explaining his personal view of the presidency.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bully pulpit