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bodacious

[boh-dey-shuh s] /boʊˈdeɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
South Midland and Southern U.S. thorough; blatant; unmistakable:
a bodacious gossip.
2.
Slang.
  1. remarkable; outstanding:
    a bodacious story.
  2. audacious; bold or brazen.
  3. sexy; voluptuous.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; probably to be identified with dial. (Devon, Cornwall) bo(w)ldacious brazen, impudent, blend of bold and audacious
Related forms
bodaciously, adverb
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Examples from the web for bodacious
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British Dictionary definitions for bodacious

bodacious

/bəʊˈdeɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
(slang, mainly US) impressive or remarkable; excellent
Word Origin
C19: from English dialect; blend of bold + audacious
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Word Origin and History for bodacious
adj.

1837 (implied in bodaciously), Southern U.S. slang, perhaps from bodyaciously "bodily, totally," or a blend of bold and audacious, which suits the earliest attested sense of the word. Popularized anew by 1982 Hollywood film "An Officer and a Gentleman."

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Slang definitions & phrases for bodacious

bodacious

adjective

Extreme; excellent, admirable: That's one bodacious pair of ta-tas on that blonde

[chiefly Southern 1840s+; fr early 19thcentury bodyaciously, ''bodily, totally'']


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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