BULL BEGGAR, or BULLY BEGGAR. An imaginary
being with which children are threatened by servants
and nurses, like raw head and bloody bones.
- The Devil's Dictionary (Ambrose Bierce)
Bull"beg`gar (&?;), n. Something used or
suggested to produce terror, as in children or persons of weak mind; a
And being an ill-looked fellow, he has a pension from the
church wardens for being bullbeggar to all the forward children in
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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