ballsy
adjective (ballsier; -est) Etymology: 1ball Date: 1935 sometimes vulgar aggressively bold ; gutsy, nervyballsiness noun

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  • ballsy — courageous, masculine, 1959, first attested in Norman Mailer (writing of Truman Capote); see BALLS (Cf. balls) + Y (Cf. y) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ballsy — ► ADJECTIVE (ballsier, ballsiest) informal ▪ bold and confident …   English terms dictionary

  • ballsy — [bôl′zē] adj. ballsier, ballsiest [< BALL1, n. 7b + Y2] Slang daring, courageous, aggressive, etc …   English World dictionary

  • ballsy — [[t]bɔ͟ːlzi[/t]] ballsier, ballsiest ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ n (approval) You can describe a person or their behaviour as ballsy if you admire them because you think they are energetic and brave. [INFORMAL] ...ballsy magazine editor Magda Jacobsen …   English dictionary

  • ballsy — UK [ˈbɔːlzɪ] / US [ˈbɔlzɪ] adjective Word forms ballsy : adjective ballsy comparative ballsier superlative ballsiest impolite brave and confident …   English dictionary

  • ballsy — /ˈbɔlzi/ (say bawlzee) adjective Colloquial 1. courageous: a ballsy thing to do. 2. masculine: a ballsy female voice …   Australian English dictionary

  • ballsy — 1. adj. aggressive. Don t be so ballsy. People don t like it. 2. adj. daring; courageous. That was a ballsy maneuver. I m surprised you tried it …   English slang

  • ballsy — 1. mod. courageous; daring; foolhardy. (Usually said of a male. Usually objectionable.) □ Who is that ballsy jerk climbing the side of the building? 2. mod. aggressive; masculine. (Said of a female, especially a masculine female. Usually… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • ballsy — ballsiness, n. /bawl zee/, adj., ballsier, ballsiest. Slang (usually vulgar). boldly aggressive or courageous: a ballsy gal who isn t afraid of anyone. [1955 60; BALLS + Y1; cf. SY] * * * …   Universalium

  • ballsy — ball|sy [ˈbo:lzi US ˈbo:l ] adj informal brave and determined, and not afraid of other people s disapproval ▪ a very ballsy lady …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ballsy — adjective AmE spoken brave and determined: He s a ballsy kind of guy …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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