[ bol-uh ks ]
/ ˈbɒl əks /
plural noun Vulgar.
Discover The Influence Of Portuguese On English Via This Quiz!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following bird names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Words nearby ballocks
Origin of ballocks
before 1000; Middle English ballokes (plural), Old English beallucas, with unclear suffix. See ball1
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Example sentences from the Web for ballocks
But, if the ballocks be marred, the whole race of human kind would forthwith perish, and be lost for ever.
From them are descended the ballocks of Lorraine, which never dwell in codpieces, but fall down to the bottom of the breeches.
British Dictionary definitions for ballocks
/ (ˈbɒləks, ˈbæl-) /
pl n, interjection, verb
a variant spelling of bollocks
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