[ boh-dey-shuhs ]
/ boʊˈdeɪ ʃəs /
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South Midland and Southern U.S. thorough; blatant; unmistakable: a bodacious gossip.
- remarkable; outstanding: a bodacious story.
- audacious; bold or brazen.
- sexy; voluptuous.
QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”
Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
Question 1 of 7
Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?
Origin of bodacious
OTHER WORDS FROM bodaciousbo·da·cious·ly, adverb
Words nearby bodacious
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Example sentences from the Web for bodacious
It is pretty but not prom queen, ever so slightly bodacious but fundamentally unthreatening.
These bodacious adventurers have lived through some of the most interesting times in history.
British Dictionary definitions for bodacious
/ (bəʊˈdeɪʃəs) /
slang, mainly US impressive or remarkable; excellent
Word Origin for bodacious
C19: from English dialect; blend of bold + audacious
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