balls-out

adjective
\ ˈbȯlz-ˌau̇t How to pronounce balls-out (audio) \

Definition of balls-out

1 often vulgar : all-out, full-out
2 often vulgar : boldly aggressive or competitive

First Known Use of balls-out

circa 1945, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about balls-out

Time Traveler for balls-out

Time Traveler

The first known use of balls-out was circa 1945

See more words from the same year

Statistics for balls-out

Cite this Entry

“Balls-out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/balls-out. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

Comments on balls-out

What made you want to look up balls-out? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!