dog's bollocks

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Etymology[edit]

So named because of the resemblance of the typographical combination of a colon and a hyphen, :—, to the penis and testicles of a dog.

Noun[edit]

dog's bollocks (plural only)

  1. (typography, punctuation mark, vulgar) The name of the punctuation construction :— used to represent a restful pause in reading a text.[1]
  2. (UK, vulgar slang) Something that is regarded as outstanding.
    That new flat screen TV you bought is the dog's bollocks.

Synonyms[edit]

(slang: the best): ballocks, the bee's knees, the business, the cat's pyjamas

References[edit]

  1. ^ dog, n. §dog's bollocks, n.” in OED Online, Oxford University Press, January 2015.