Bulldagger vs Stud - What's the difference?

bulldagger | stud |

As nouns the difference between bulldagger and stud

is that bulldagger is (slang|offensive|derogatory) a lesbian while stud is a male animal, especially a stud horse (stallion), kept for breeding or stud can be a small object that protrudes from something; an ornamental knob.

As a verb stud is

to set with ; to furnish with studs.




(en noun)
  • (slang, offensive, derogatory) A lesbian.
  • * 2010 , Gary Bridge, Sophie Watson, The Blackwell City Reader (page 249)
  • The visibility of bulldaggers and faggots in the streets and clubs of Harlem during the late 1920s and early 1930s does not mean they enjoyed unqualified toleration throughout Harlem society.



    Etymology 1

    (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • A male animal, especially a stud horse (stallion), kept for breeding.
  • A female animal, especially a studmare (broodmare), kept for breeding.
  • A group of such animals.
  • * Macaulay
  • He had the finest stud in England, and his delight was to win plates from Tories.
  • * Sir W. Temple
  • In the studs of Ireland, where care is taken, we see horses bred of excellent shape, vigour, and size.
  • An animal (usually livestock) that has been registered and is retained for breeding.
  • A place, such as a ranch, where such animals are kept.
  • (colloquial) A sexually attractive male; also a lover in great demand.
  • Synonyms
    * (sexually attractive male) he-man, hunk * (male animal) sire
    Derived terms
    * studbook * studding * studly * stud puppy

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) studu .


    (en noun)
  • A small object that protrudes from something; an ornamental knob.
  • a collar with studs
  • * Marlowe
  • A belt of straw and ivy buds, / With coral clasps and amber studs .
  • * Milton
  • Crystal and myrrhine cups, embossed with gems / And studs of pearl.
  • (jewelry) A small round earring.
  • She's wearing studs in her ears.
  • (construction) A vertical post, especially one of the small uprights in the framing for lath and plaster partitions, and furring, and upon which the laths are nailed.
  • (obsolete) A stem; a trunk.
  • * Spenser
  • Seest not this same hawthorn stud ?
  • (poker) A type of poker where an individual cannot throw cards away and some of her cards are exposed (also stud poker).
  • (engineering) A short rod or pin, fixed in and projecting from something, and sometimes forming a journal.
  • (engineering) A stud bolt.
  • An iron brace across the shorter diameter of the link of a chain cable.
  • Derived terms
    * studded


  • To set with ; to furnish with studs.
  • To be scattered over the surface of (something) at intervals.
  • * 2012 , Antony Cooke, Dark Nebulae, Dark Lanes, and Dust Belts , page 82:
  • [S]eemingly countless young hot stars stud the entire huge central region[.]
  • To set (something) over a surface at intervals.
  • * 2010 , Rose Levy Beranbaum, Rose's Heavenly Cakes :
  • Stud the cake all over with chocolate chips, pointed ends in.