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Etymology 1[edit]

see bullock



  1. plural of bullock

Etymology 2[edit]

Alteration of bollocks


bullocks pl (plural only)

  1. (slang, euphemistic) Testicles.
    • 2000 February 4, Dr Evil, “Traffic light road sensons Vic”, in aus.motorcycles, Usenet[1]:
      Traffic is very light and there I am, sweating my bullocks off and it seem, bike starting to seriously overheat, and rider bike combo isn't bloody heavy enough to set off the bloody trip wires.
    • 2001 February 20, Bert Kwouk, “Re: Stupid Goal Celebtrations”, in uk.sport.football.clubs.liverpool, Usenet[2]:
      Robbie Keane should come up with something more suitable to his person, like scratching his bullocks after every goal.
    • 2009 June 8, Matt Hall, “Re: Throwing higher, tiff bjc workshop”, in rec.juggling, Usenet[3]:
      I think this summer's IJA, with its line-up of guests, is going to be quite good as well. I know I'm working my bullocks off to make the workshops line-up sparkle and shine.



  1. (slang, euphemistic) Expression of frustration.
    • 2001, Sanford H. Margalith, Gail M. Hayden, editor, Captains[4], Jona Books, →ISBN, page 122:
      “Oh, bullocks!” she exclaimed. “Well, no real harm done. I remember the numbers.”
    • 2003, Paul Lucian, Nineteeneightyfive; an Unnovel[5], iUniverse, →ISBN, page 191:
      It looks as thoguh you’re in store for a live threed Chairman Olin, I should wan you that the following presentation has been deemed doublepluscrimethink by our Supreme Revolutionary Oceanic Ministry of Truth, and possession of this material in any form is...oh, bullocks, I gave myself away...
    • 2008, Valjeanne JEffers, editor, Immortal[6], Lulu.com, →ISBN, page 42:
      “Oh bullocks!” he shook his head in disgust. “You haven't heard a word I said!”