- remarkable; outstanding: a bodacious story.
- audacious; bold or brazen.
- sexy; voluptuous.
Origin of bodacious
British Dictionary definitions for bodacious
Word Origin for bodacious
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."