ballsier, ballsiestADJ-GRADED: oft ADJ n (approval)You can describe a person or their behaviour as ballsy if you admire them because you think they are energetic and brave. [INFORMAL]
...ballsy magazine editor Magda Jacobsen.
...ballsy, gutsy live rap music.
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ballsy — courageous, masculine, 1959, first attested in Norman Mailer (writing of Truman Capote); see BALLS (Cf. balls) + Y (Cf. y) (2) … Etymology dictionary
ballsy — ► ADJECTIVE (ballsier, ballsiest) informal ▪ bold and confident … English terms dictionary
ballsy — [bôl′zē] adj. ballsier, ballsiest [< BALL1, n. 7b + Y2] Slang daring, courageous, aggressive, etc … English World dictionary
ballsy — UK [ˈbɔːlzɪ] / US [ˈbɔlzɪ] adjective Word forms ballsy : adjective ballsy comparative ballsier superlative ballsiest impolite brave and confident … English dictionary
ballsy — /ˈbɔlzi/ (say bawlzee) adjective Colloquial 1. courageous: a ballsy thing to do. 2. masculine: a ballsy female voice … Australian English dictionary
ballsy — 1. adj. aggressive. Don t be so ballsy. People don t like it. 2. adj. daring; courageous. That was a ballsy maneuver. I m surprised you tried it … English slang
ballsy — 1. mod. courageous; daring; foolhardy. (Usually said of a male. Usually objectionable.) □ Who is that ballsy jerk climbing the side of the building? 2. mod. aggressive; masculine. (Said of a female, especially a masculine female. Usually… … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions
ballsy — ballsiness, n. /bawl zee/, adj., ballsier, ballsiest. Slang (usually vulgar). boldly aggressive or courageous: a ballsy gal who isn t afraid of anyone. [1955 60; BALLS + Y1; cf. SY] * * * … Universalium
ballsy — ball|sy [ˈbo:lzi US ˈbo:l ] adj informal brave and determined, and not afraid of other people s disapproval ▪ a very ballsy lady … Dictionary of contemporary English
ballsy — adjective AmE spoken brave and determined: He s a ballsy kind of guy … Longman dictionary of contemporary English