bollix
transitive verb Etymology: alteration of ballocks, plural of ballock testis, from Middle English, from Old English bealluc — more at ball Date: 1937 to throw into disorder; also bungleusually used with upbollix noun

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  • bollix — bungle, respelling (euphemistic?) of bollocks, pl. of bollock testicle, from O.E. beallucas testicles, from P.Gmc. *ball , from PIE *bhel (2) to inflate, swell (see BOLE (Cf. bole)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bollix — ☆ bollix [bäl′iks] vt. [euphemistic respelling of nautical slang < ME ballokes < OE beallucas, testicles (akin to BALL1), used as an extension of BALL ] Slang to make a muddle of; bungle; botch: usually with up …   English World dictionary

  • bollix — vulgar slang verb (usu. bollix something up) bungle (a task). 1》 [treated as plural] variant spelling of bollocks. 2》 [treated as sing.] Irish a foolish or contemptible man …   English new terms dictionary

  • bollix — verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin I botched the dinner and we had to eat out the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement • Syn: ↑botch, ↑bodge, ↑bumble, ↑fumble, ↑botch up, ↑muff, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bollix — /bol iks/, v.t. Informal. 1. to do (something) badly; bungle (often fol. by up): His interference bollixed up the whole deal. n. 2. a confused bungle. Also, bolix, bollox. [1930 35; var. of BALLOCKS] * * * …   Universalium

  • bollix — 1. verb a) to confuse b) to botch or bungle 2. noun a) confusion b) …   Wiktionary

  • bollix — Everyday English Slang in Ireland n alt spelling of below …   English dialects glossary

  • bollix —  To botch or bungle …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • bollix — bol·lix || bÉ’lɪks v. destroy, demolish, ruin; make a mess of, botch, bungle n. confusion, mess, disorder, muddle; bungle …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bollix — Noun. Alternative spelling of bollocks …   English slang and colloquialisms

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