ballocks

ballocks

[bol-uhks]
plural noun Vulgar.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English ballokes (plural), Old English beallucas, with unclear suffix. See ball1

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ballocks (ˈbɒləks, ˈbæl-)
 
pl n, —interj, —vb
a variant spelling of bollocks

bollocks, slang (US) ballocks or slang (US) bollix (ˈbɒləks, ˈbɒlɪks)
 
pl n
1.  See testicle another word for testicles
2.  nonsense; rubbish
 
interj
3.  an exclamation of annoyance, disbelief, etc
4.  the bollocks, the dog's bollocks something excellent
 
vb
5.  to muddle or botch
 
usage  Both its anatomical senses and its various extended senses nowadays have far less impact than they used to, and seem unlikely to cause offence, though some older or more conservative people may object. The fact that shops displaying the Sex Pistols' album containing this word were charged with offences defined in 19th-century Indecent Advertisement and Vagrancy Acts now seems hard to credit
 
ballocks, slang (US) ballocks or slang (US) bollix
 
pl n
 
interj
 
vb
 
usage  Both its anatomical senses and its various extended senses nowadays have far less impact than they used to, and seem unlikely to cause offence, though some older or more conservative people may object. The fact that shops displaying the Sex Pistols' album containing this word were charged with offences defined in 19th-century Indecent Advertisement and Vagrancy Acts now seems hard to credit
 
bollix, slang (US) ballocks or slang (US) bollix
 
pl n
 
interj
 
vb
 
usage  Both its anatomical senses and its various extended senses nowadays have far less impact than they used to, and seem unlikely to cause offence, though some older or more conservative people may object. The fact that shops displaying the Sex Pistols' album containing this word were charged with offences defined in 19th-century Indecent Advertisement and Vagrancy Acts now seems hard to credit

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ballocks
"testicles," from O.E. beallucas, plural dim. of balle (see ball (1)).
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