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bolshie

(ˈbɒlʃɪ) or sometimes capital

bolshy

adj
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]

Bol•shie

or Bol•shy

(ˈboʊl ʃi, ˈbɒl-)

n., pl. -shies. Slang.
(often l.c.) Bolshevik.
[1915–20]
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
Translations

bolshie

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

bolshie

, bolshy (inf)
nBolschewik m
adj (+er)
(Brit fig: = uncooperative) → stur; (= aggressive)pampig (inf), → rotzig (inf)
(pej)bolschewistisch
References in periodicals archive ?
The result is belligerent bolshiness, Lennon invocations, Primals do Stones riffs (Wall Of Glass), Wonderwall pastiche (Bold) and Greedy Soul - possibly the most risible lyric you will hear all year.
The Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt exhibition at Durham University Library is a journey through English and British bolshiness through the ages.
Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt is a journey through English and British bolshiness through the ages.
They were no doubt praying my teenage bolshiness was enough to keep me out of the clutches of questionable men and drug dealers.
And that conjured up whisky, bolshiness, attitude, not caring who's watching, doing what they like.
In Britain, in particular, this measure brought out the endemic bolshiness in the British character, with the result that otherwise law-abiding citizens enlisted in "bin wars" to resist what they saw as petty governmental interference in their daily lives.
And so, this morning, with uncharacteristic bolshiness, Petrocelli galloped around his field before rounding nicely and sailing clean over not one but two fences and was quickly apprehended.
As I listened to all the grumbling going on around me, I couldn't help but wonder what impact all this initial bolshiness would have on the processes of justice.
There is also, maybe, a certain bolshiness and channelled aggression in such cities as Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow and Belfast.
Firstly, Channel 5's Jailbreak where she managed to win a prize of pounds 20,000 and more recently, ITV1's Survivor, where Barry-based JJ ruffled a few feathers with her bolshiness before being voted off the island by her disgruntled fellow-competitors.