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(ˈbɒlʃɪ) or sometimes capital


1. difficult to manage; rebellious
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) politically radical or left-wing
n, pl -shies
derogatory any political radical
[C20: shortened from Bolshevik]


or Bol•shy

(ˈboʊl ʃi, ˈbɒl-)

n., pl. -shies. Slang.
(often l.c.) Bolshevik.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Bolshie - emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionariesbolshie - emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionaries
radical - a person who has radical ideas or opinions


bolshy [ˈbɒlʃɪ] (Brit)
A. N (Pol) → bolchevique mf
B. ADJ (Pol) → bolchevique (fig) → rebelde, protestón


, bolshy (inf)
nBolschewik m
adj (+er)
(Brit fig: = uncooperative) → stur; (= aggressive)pampig (inf), → rotzig (inf)
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