- South Midland and Southern U.S. thorough; blatant; unmistakable: a bodacious gossip.
- remarkable; outstanding: a bodacious story.
- audacious; bold or brazen.
- sexy; voluptuous.
Origin of bodacious
Related Wordsheroic, fearless, spunky, courageous, plucky, great, impressive, remarkable, famous, catchy, interesting, important, notable, terrific, extraordinary, monumental, historic, enduring, indelible, eventful
Examples from the Web for bodacious
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June 27, 2009
- slang, mainly US impressive or remarkable; excellent
Word Origin and History for bodacious
1837 (implied in bodaciously), Southern U.S. slang, perhaps from bodyaciously "bodily, totally," or a blend of bold and audacious, which suits the earliest attested sense of the word. Popularized anew by 1982 Hollywood film "An Officer and a Gentleman."