ballsy


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balls·y

 (bôl′zē)
adj. balls·i·er, balls·i·est Vulgar Slang
Bold or daring, often in a reckless or aggressive way.

[From balls, testicles.]

ballsy

(ˈbɔːlzɪ)
adj
slang courageous and spirited
[C20: from balls (sense 4)]

balls•y

(ˈbɔl zi)

adj. balls•i•er, balls•i•est. Slang: Usu. Vulgar.
boldly aggressive or courageous.
[1930–35, Amer.]
balls′i•ness, n.
Translations

ballsy

[ˈbɔːlzɪ] ADJde armas tomar, con agallas

ballsy

[ˈbɔːlzi] adj [person, behaviour] → gonflé(e)

ballsy

adj (inf)mutig, beherzt, unerschrocken; you’re a ballsy little runtdu hast zumindest Eier (sl)
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