Definition of honey badger in US English:

honey badger


  • another term for ratel
    • ‘All he can do is grunt and hiss like a wounded honey badger.’
    • ‘For example, carnivorous mammals' descendants that now shun meat include honey badgers, bamboo-eating pandas, and termite-slurping aardwolves.’
    • ‘Hear more about the fascinating world of the honey badger in Dr Colleen Begg's lecture: The honey badger - challenges to conserving the ‘most fearless animal in the world’.’
    • ‘And to honey badgers, cobras and large-eyed tree snakes called boomslangs, the nest is a dependable larder.’