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Dictionaries to change definition of 'bullies'.

Dictionaries to change definition of 'bullies'.

Major dictionaries are to stop defining bullies as strong and their targets as weak after a campaign.

Anti-bullying activists persuaded the Oxford, Cambridge and Collins Dictionaries, and online dictionaries, to change their definitions

Previously, a bully was defined as a person who uses strength or influence to harm or intimidate weaker people.

Now the victim of bullying is described as someone who "they perceive as vulnerable".

The campaign was led by anti-bullying charity Diana Award and received support from young people.


They lobbied dictionary firms to remove the word weak from their definitions.

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