- This is a great English word with many excellent uses. Technically speaking it means testicles but is typically used to describe something that is no good (that's bollocks) or that someone is talking rubbish (he's talking bollocks). Surprisingly it is also used in a positive manner to describe something that is the best, in which case you would describe it as being "the dog's bollocks". Englishmen who live in America take great delight in ordering specialised registration plates for their cars using the letters B.O.L.L.O.X. Good eh?
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bollocks — ollocks v. to make a mess of. Syn: botch, fumble, botch up, muff, blow it, flub, screw up, ball up, blunder, spoil, muck up, bungle, fluff, bollix, bollix up, bollocks up, bobble, mishandle, louse up, foul up, mess up, fuck up. [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
bollocks — testicles, 1744, see BOLLIX (Cf. bollix). In British slang, as an ejaculation meaning nonsense, recorded from 1919 … Etymology dictionary
bollocks — (also ballocks) ► PLURAL NOUN Brit. vulgar slang 1) the testicles. 2) (treated as sing. ) nonsense; rubbish. ORIGIN related to BALL(Cf. ↑ball) … English terms dictionary
bollocks — [bäl′əks] [Chiefly Brit.] Chiefly Brit. pl.n. [euphemistic respelling of ME ballokes: see BOLLIX] Vulgar 1. testicles 2. Slang nonsense interj. [Vulgar Slang] nonsense: sometimes also used to express anger, annoyance, etc … English World dictionary
Bollocks — Bollox redirects here. For the board game, see Bōku (game). Bollocks /ˈbɒləks/ is a word of Anglo Saxon origin, meaning testicles . The word is often used figuratively in British English, as a noun to mean nonsense , an expletive following a… … Wikipedia
bollocks — noun (plural) BrE slang 1 spoken used to say rudely that you think something is wrong or stupid: These statistics are total bollocks. | a load of old bollocks (=complete nonsense): She s just talking a load of old bollocks. 2 spoken a word used… … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
bollocks — bol|locks [ˈbɔləks US ˈba: ] n [plural] BrE spoken informal [: Old English; Origin: beallucas testicles ] 1.) used to say rudely that you think something is wrong or stupid = ↑rubbish ▪ Your lyrics are complete bollocks; they don t actually mean… … Dictionary of contemporary English
bollocks — 1. n pl the testicles. A version of this word has existed since Anglo Saxon times; in Old English it was bealluc, a diminutive or familiar elaboration of bula, meaning ball. For much of its existence the word, usu ally spelled ballocks , was… … Contemporary slang
bollocks — 1. noun a) The testicles (sometimes used in the singular) Thats a load of bollocks, mate! (note: variation on spelling in parts of Northern Ireland are ballicks and ballix) b) Nonsense or information deliberately intended to mislead. Dont mind… … Wiktionary
bollocks — I UK [ˈbɒləks] / US [ˈbɑləks] interjection British impolite used for showing that you are annoyed or that you do not agree with something Oh bollocks, I ve dropped my keys under the car. II UK [ˈbɒləks] / US [ˈbɑləks] noun British impolite 1)… … English dictionary