bollix

[bol-iks]
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:
1930–35; variant of ballocks

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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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bollix
"bungle," respelling (euphemistic?) of bollocks, pl. of bollock "testicle," from O.E. beallucas "testicles," from P.Gmc. *ball-, from PIE *bhel- (2) "to inflate, swell" (see bole).
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Example sentences
My main beef with you academic types that study this bollix is that you perpetuate victimhood for people of color.
Because, where it was now, if he crossed his legs too fast it would cut the bollix clean off him.
It can bollix up military preparations and so forth.
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