bollocks

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Etymology 1[edit]

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An alteration of ballocks.

Noun[edit]

bollocks (uncountable) (rarely used in the singular)

  1. (Britain, vulgar) The testicles (sometimes used in the singular)
  2. (Britain, vulgar) Nonsense or information deliberately intended to mislead.
    That's a load of bollocks, mate!
    • 2014, Peter Smith, Confessions of a Dice Dealer, page 105:
      All the dealers would steam into his cabin for a few sherbets after work, and to listen to his bollocks.
  3. (Ireland, vulgar) An idiot, an ignorant or disagreeable person.
    Don't mind him; he's only an oul' bollocks!
  4. (Britain, vulgar) A contraction of the dog's bollocks.
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bollocks (third-person singular simple present bollockses, present participle bollocksing, simple past and past participle bollocksed)

  1. (transitive, Britain, taboo, slang) To break.
    The telly's bollocksed.
  2. (transitive, Britain, taboo, slang) (also bollocks up) To fail (a task); to make a mess of.
    I bollocksed that exam.
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bollocks

  1. (Britain, taboo, slang) Expressing anger, frustration, etc.
    Oh bollocks, I'm late for work!
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See bollock

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bollocks

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