bodacious
adjective Etymology: probably blend of bold and audacious Date: 1832 1. Southern & Midland outright, unmistakable 2. remarkable, noteworthy <
a bodacious bargain
>
3. sexy, voluptuous <
bodacious babes
>
bodaciously adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bodacious — [bo”dejas] mod. assertive; audacious. □ That is a bodacious plan, for sure. □ Yes, sir! That is really bodacious …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • bodacious — adjective 1. incorrigible a bodacious gossip • Similar to: ↑unmitigated • Usage Domain: ↑colloquialism 2. unrestrained by convention or propriety an audacious trick to pull a barefaced hypocrite …   Useful english dictionary

  • bodacious — bo|da|cious [ bou deıʃəs ] adjective AMERICAN VERY INFORMAL excellent or impressive: bodacious babes …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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