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bollix

[bol-iks] /ˈbɒl ɪks/
verb (used with object), Informal.
1.
to do (something) badly; bungle (often followed by up):
His interference bollixed up the whole deal.
noun
2.
a confused bungle.
Also, bolix, bollox.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; variant of ballocks
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Word Origin and History for bollices

bollix

v.

"bungle," respelling (perhaps euphemistic) of bollocks, plural of bollock "testicle," from Old English beallucas "testicles," from Proto-Germanic *ball-, from PIE *bhel- (2) "to inflate, swell" (see bole). Related: Bollixed; bollixing.

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