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ballocks

[bol-uh ks] /ˈbɒl əks/
plural noun, Vulgar.
1.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English ballokes (plural), Old English beallucas, with unclear suffix. See ball1
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British Dictionary definitions for ballocks

ballocks

/ˈbɒləks; ˈbæl-/
plural noun, interjection, verb
1.
a variant spelling of bollocks

bollocks

/ˈbɒləks/
plural noun
1.
another word for testicles See testicle
2.
nonsense; rubbish
interjection
3.
an exclamation of annoyance, disbelief, etc
4.
the bollocks, the dog's bollocks, something excellent
verb (usually foll by up)
5.
to muddle or botch
Usage note
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
Word Origin
Old English beallucas, diminutive (pl) of beallu (unattested); see ball1
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Word Origin and History for ballocks
n.

"testicles," from Old English beallucas, plural diminutive of balle (see ball (n.1)).

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Slang definitions & phrases for ballocks

ballocks

interjection

Rubbish; nonsense (mid-1800s+)

noun

The testicles


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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