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bollix (ˈbɒlɪks) 

Definitions

transitive verb

  1. (US, rude) = bollocks up

bollocks (ˈbɒləks Pronunciation for bollocks or ballocks or (US) bollix (ˈbɒlɪks Pronunciation for bollix (slang)

Definitions

plural noun

  1. another word for testicles See testicle
  2. nonsense; rubbish

exclamation

  1. an exclamation of annoyance, disbelief, etc
  2. See the bollocks

verb (usually followed by up)

  1. to muddle or botch
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

Example Sentences Including 'bollix'

The phrase: `Go away outa dat, you ould bollix ,' was a frequent response to any sign of pretension.
Fergal Keane ALL OF THESE PEOPLE: A Memoir (2005)

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