bollock

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From Old English beallucas (testicles), from Proto-Germanic *ball-, from Proto-Indo-European *bhel- (to inflate, swell); equivalent to ball +‎ -ock.

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bollock (plural bollocks)

  1. (Britain, vulgar, chiefly in the plural) A testicle.
    You've got a bollock hanging out of your shorts.

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bollock (third-person singular simple present bollocks, present participle bollocking, simple past and past participle bollocked)

  1. (Britain, transitive, vulgar, slang) To reprimand severely and grossly.
    The boss bollocked me for coming in late.

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