|Trump gives new meaning to the term "Bully Pulpit". © 2017 O. Douglas Jennings. All rights reserved.|
The word "bully" was first used in the 1530s meaning "sweetheart", applied to either sex, from the Dutch boel "lover, brother", probably diminutive of Middle High German buole "brother", of uncertain origin (compare with the German buhle "lover").
But that affectionate meaning of the term could hardly be applied to our the "Bully-in-Chief" that currently resides in the White House.