Bolshie

[bohl-shee, bol-]

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

Word Origin for bolshie

C20: shortened from Bolshevik
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