ballsy

adjective
ball·sy | \ˈbȯl-zē \
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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