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bollix

or bol·ix, bol·lox

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

First recorded in 1930–35; variant of ballocks
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Related Words for bolloxed

blow, blunder, boggle, bungle, flub, fumble, mishandle, mismanage, muddle, muff, bolix, bollix, bollox

Word Origin and History for bolloxed

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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