bludgeon n : a club used as a weapon
1 overcome or coerce as if by using a heavy club; "The teacher bludgeoned the students into learning the math formulas"
2 strike with a club or a bludgeon [syn: club]
EtymologyOrigin uncertain; recorded since 1868, from an earlier noun (1730), perhaps from bougeon, a diminutive of bouge "club, stick".
- a UK /blʌdʒən/ /blVdZ@n/
short heavy club
- German: Knüppel
to clubber, hit with a bludgeon
- German: niederknüppeln
Bludgeon has several meanings.
bat, baton, be imminent, billy, billy club, blackjack, bluster, bluster out of, bounce, browbeat, bulldoze, bully, bullyrag, club, coerce, comminate, cow, demoralize, denounce, dragoon, forebode, harass, hector, hijack, huff, intimidate, look threatening, lower, menace, nightstick, shanghai, shillelagh, steamroller, strong-arm, systematically terrorize, terrorize, threaten, truncheon, use violence, utter threats against, war club, warn