bollix

or bol·ix, bol·lox

[bol-iks]
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verb (used with object) Informal.
  1. to do (something) badly; bungle (often followed by up): His interference bollixed up the whole deal.
noun
  1. a confused bungle.

Origin of bollix

First recorded in 1930–35; variant of ballocks
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Examples from the Web for bollix

Historical Examples of bollix

  • "Now you call me if there's any more of this bollix," he said to the operator as he left.

    Eight Keys to Eden

    Mark Irvin Clifton


Word Origin and History for bollix
v.

"bungle," respelling (perhaps euphemistic) of bollocks, plural of bollock "testicle," from Old English beallucas "testicles," from Proto-Germanic *ball-, from PIE *bhel- (2) "to inflate, swell" (see bole). Related: Bollixed; bollixing.

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