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bol·lock

 (bŏl′ək)
n. Vulgar Slang
1. A testicle.
2. bollocks Foolish talk; nonsense.

[Middle English ballok, from Old English beallucas, testicles; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

bollock

(ˈbɒlək)
vb (tr)
offensive to rebuke severely, upbraid, reprimand
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Noun1.bollock - one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgensbollock - one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; "she kicked him in the balls and got away"
arteria testicularis, internal spermatic artery, testicular artery - a branch of the aorta supplying the testicles
testicular vein, vena testicularis - a vein from the testicles
male reproductive system - the reproductive system of males
seminiferous tubule - any of the numerous long convoluted tubules in the testis which are the sites where spermatozoa mature
gonad, sex gland - a gland in which gametes (sex cells) are produced
cobblers - a man's testicles (from Cockney rhyming slang: cobbler's awl rhymes with ball)
male reproductive gland - the reproductive organs of a man
undescended testicle, undescended testis - a testis that fails to move into the scrotum as the male fetus develops; "undescended testicles have an increased risk for cancer"
epididymis - a convoluted tubule in each testis; carries sperm to vas deferens
rete testis - network of tubules carrying sperm from the seminiferous tubules to the vasa efferentia
ductus deferens, vas deferens - a duct that carries spermatozoa from the epididymis to the ejaculatory duct
spermatic cord - a structure resembling a cord that suspends the testis within the scrotum and contains the vas deferens and other vessels and nerves
2.bollock - a pulley-block at the head of a topmast
pulley, pulley block, pulley-block, block - a simple machine consisting of a wheel with a groove in which a rope can run to change the direction or point of application of a force applied to the rope
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Kids need to be able to take criticism, they need to be bollocked by their teachers and told to try harder.
THE BBC's arts correspondent Rosie Millard, who rarely misses an opportunity to get her baps out on national TV, was bollocked for exactly that (again) by her bosses last week.