ball·​sy ˈbȯl-zē How to pronounce ballsy (audio)
ballsier; ballsiest
informal + sometimes offensive
: aggressively bold : gutsy, nervy
ballsiness noun

Examples of ballsy in a Sentence

She's quite a ballsy lawyer. a ballsy attempt to sneak out of the house

Word History


ball entry 1

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ballsy was in 1935

Dictionary Entries Near ballsy

Cite this Entry

“Ballsy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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