bollocks

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  • Noun, verb
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Etymology 1Edit

An alteration of ballocks.

NounEdit

bollocks (plural bollocks) (rarely used in the singular)

  1. (UK, vulgar) The testicles (sometimes used in the singular)
  2. (UK, vulgar) Nonsense or information deliberately intended to mislead.
    That's a load of bollocks, mate!
  3. (Ireland, vulgar) An idiot, an ignorant or disagreeable person.
    Don't mind him; he's only an oul' bollocks!
  4. (UK, vulgar) A contraction of the dog's bollocks.
Alternative formsEdit
  • ballicks, ballix (Northern Ireland)
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VerbEdit

bollocks (third-person singular simple present bollockses, present participle bollocksing, simple past and past participle bollocksed)

  1. (transitive, UK, taboo, slang) To break.
    The telly's bollocksed.
  2. (transitive, UK, taboo, slang) To fail (a task); to make a mess of.
    I bollocksed that exam.
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InterjectionEdit

bollocks

  1. (UK, taboo, slang) Expressing anger, frustration, etc.
    Oh bollocks I am late for work!
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Etymology 2Edit

See bollock

VerbEdit

bollocks

  1. third-person singular simple present indicative form of bollock
Last modified on 27 March 2014, at 02:49