WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
bully beef′, 
  • Foodcanned or pickled beef.
    • 1865–70

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    bully beef n
    1. tinned corned beef
      Often shortened to: bully
    Etymology: 19th Century bully, anglicized version of French bouilli, from boeuf bouilli boiled beef
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