bodacious

[ boh-dey-shuh s ]
/ boʊˈdeɪ ʃəs /

adjective

South Midland and Southern U.S. thorough; blatant; unmistakable: a bodacious gossip.
Slang.
  1. remarkable; outstanding: a bodacious story.
  2. audacious; bold or brazen.
  3. sexy; voluptuous.

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Origin of bodacious

1835–45; probably to be identified with dial. (Devon, Cornwall) bo(w)ldacious brazen, impudent, blend of bold and audacious

OTHER WORDS FROM bodacious

bo·da·cious·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for bodacious

bodacious
/ (bəʊˈdeɪʃəs) /

adjective

slang, mainly US impressive or remarkable; excellent

Word Origin for bodacious

C19: from English dialect; blend of bold + audacious
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