bollocks

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Noun, verb
    (file)
  • Interjection
    (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

An alteration of ballocks.

Noun[edit]

bollocks (plural bollocks) (rarely used in the singular)

  1. (UK, vulgar) The testicles (sometimes used in the singular)
  2. (UK, vulgar) Nonsense or information deliberately intended to mislead.
    That's a load of bollocks, mate!
  3. (Ireland, vulgar) An idiot, an ignorant or disagreeable person.
    Don't mind him; he's only an oul' bollocks!
  4. (UK, vulgar) A contraction of the dog's bollocks.
Alternative forms[edit]
Synonyms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

bollocks (third-person singular simple present bollockses, present participle bollocksing, simple past and past participle bollocksed)

  1. (transitive, UK, taboo, slang) To break.
    The telly's bollocksed.
  2. (transitive, UK, taboo, slang) To fail (a task); to make a mess of.
    I bollocksed that exam.
Translations[edit]

Interjection[edit]

bollocks

  1. (UK, taboo, slang) Expressing anger, frustration, etc.
    Oh bollocks I am late for work!
Translations[edit]
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See bollock

Verb[edit]

bollocks

  1. third-person singular simple present indicative form of bollock