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ballsy

[bawl-zee] /ˈbɔl zi/
adjective, ballsier, ballsiest. Slang: Usually Vulgar.
1.
boldly aggressive or courageous:
a ballsy gal who isn't afraid of anyone.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; balls + -y1; cf. -sy
Related forms
ballsiness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ballsiness

ballsy

/ˈbɔːlzɪ/
adjective
1.
(slang) courageous and spirited
Word Origin
C20: from balls meaning courage, forcefulness
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Word Origin and History for ballsiness

ballsy

adj.

"courageous, masculine," 1959, first attested in Norman Mailer (writing of Truman Capote); see balls + -y (2).

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Slang definitions & phrases for ballsiness

ballsiness

noun

Courage; balls, guts: a dangerous ethic of ballsiness in international affairs (1950s+)


ballsy

adjective

Courageous; spunky; gutsy: Angelina Jolie's a very ballsy lady (late 1950s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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