ballsy

adjective
ball·​sy | \ ˈbȯl-zē How to pronounce ballsy (audio) \
ballsier; ballsiest

Definition of ballsy

informal + sometimes offensive
: aggressively bold : gutsy, nervy

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Other Words from ballsy

ballsiness noun

Examples of ballsy in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of ballsy

1935, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ballsy

ball entry 1

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“Ballsy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ballsy. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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ballsy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of ballsy

informal, sometimes offensive : very tough or brave

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