Definition of bully exclamation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

bully

 exclamation
exclamation
BrE BrE//ˈbʊli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʊli//
 
 
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Word Origin mid 16th cent.: probably from Middle Dutch boele ‘lover’. Original use was as a term of endearment applied to either sex; it later became a familiar form of address to a male friend. The current sense dates from the late 17th cent.Idioms
bully for you, etc.
 
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(informal) used to show that you do not think that what somebody has said or done is very impressive He's got a job in New York? Well, bully for him!
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bully