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ballsy

[ bawl-zee ]
/ ˈbɔl zi /
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adjective, balls·i·er, balls·i·est.Slang: Vulgar.
boldly aggressive or courageous: a ballsy gal who isn't afraid of anyone.
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Origin of ballsy

1955–60; balls (in the sense “boldness, courage, brashness”) + -y1; cf. -sy

OTHER WORDS FROM ballsy

balls·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ballsy

ballsy
/ (ˈbɔːlzɪ) /

adjective
slang courageous and spirited

Word Origin for ballsy

C20: from balls meaning courage, forcefulness
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