bollocks

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Etymology 1[edit]

Plural of bollock (see there for more).

Noun[edit]

bollocks pl (normally plural, singular bollock)

  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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Verb[edit]

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) An expression of anger, frustration, etc.
    Oh bollocks, I'm late for work!
  2. (Britain, taboo, slang) An expression of incredulity.
    Bollocks! That never happened!
Synonyms[edit]
  • Horlicks (euphemism)
  • (expression of anger): For semantic relationships of this sense, see dammit in the Thesaurus.
  • (expression of incredulity): For semantic relationships of this sense, see bullshit in the Thesaurus.
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Etymology 2[edit]

See bollock

Verb[edit]

bollocks

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