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noun 
  1. A harsh criticism.
    • Lord Lundy Who was too Freely Moved to Tears, and thereby ruined his Political Career. Hillair Belloc.
      :...Or if his father Lord Dunquerque
      :Said "Hi!" in a Commanding Tone,
      :"Hi, Lundy! leave the cat alone!"
      :Lord Lundy, letting go its tail,
      :Would raise so terrible a wail
      :As moved his grandpapa the Duke
      :To utter the severe :
      :"When I, sir! was a little boy,
      :An animal was not a toy!"
verb (rebuk, ing)
  1. To criticise harshly; to reprove.
Etymology: From Old French rebuchier, "to repulse". Of doubtful origin, maybe connected with French bouche, "mouth".


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