Definition of the bulldog breed noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the bulldog breed

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a phrase used to refer to British people in general, and especially to British soldiers. The bulldog, a strong British dog with a large head and short thick neck and legs, is traditionally used to represent qualities that some people liked to think were typically British, such as courage, loyalty and determination.