adverb see bodacious

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bodaciously — adverb In a bodacious manner …   Wiktionary

  • bodaciously — bo·da·cious·ly …   English syllables

  • bodaciously — adverb Etymology: from earlier bodyaciously, perhaps from body + aciously (as in graciously) South & Midland : in a bodacious manner : thoroughly, unquestionably, extremely …   Useful english dictionary

  • bodacious — bodaciously, adv. /boh day sheuhs/, adj. South Midland and Southern U.S. 1. thorough; blatant; unmistakable: a bodacious gossip. 2. remarkable; outstanding: a bodacious story. 3. audacious; bold or brazen. [1835 45; prob. to be identified with… …   Universalium

  • 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bodacious — 1837 (implied in bodaciously), Southern U.S. slang, perhaps from bodyaciously bodily, totally, or a blend of bold and audacious, which suits the earliest attested sense of the word. Popularized anew by 1982 Hollywood film An Officer and a… …   Etymology dictionary

  • bodacious — ☆ bodacious [bō dā′shəs ] adj. [Informal or Dial.] Informal Dial. 1. outstanding in a showy way; splendid 2. bold or blatant bodaciously adj …   English World dictionary

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