holus-bolus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown. Possibly of Ancient Greek origin, from ὅλος (hólos , whole) and βόλος (bólos, a throw with a casting net), or βῶλος (bôlos, lump). May have been Latinized (i.e., -us ending as in masculine singular in Latin, as opposed to -os ending for masculine singular in Greek).

Adverb[edit]

holus-bolus (not comparable)

  1. All together; entirely; without modification.
    to accept a story holus-bolus.

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