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Bolshie

[ bohl-shee, bol- ]
/ ˈboʊl ʃi, ˈbɒl- /
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noun Slang.
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Origin of Bolshie

First recorded in 1915–20; Bolsh(evik) + -ie
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British Dictionary definitions for Bolshie

bolshie

bolshy sometimes capital

British informal

adjective
difficult to manage; rebellious
politically radical or left-wing
noun plural -shies
derogatory any political radical

Word Origin for bolshie

C20: shortened from Bolshevik
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