bodacious was our Word of the Day on 05/29/2015. Hear the podcast!
Theme music by Joshua Stamper ©2006 New Jerusalem Music/ASCAP
Examples of bodacious in a Sentence
a singer with a bodacious voice
the bodacious decor of the boutique hotel is intended to appeal to the young and the hip
Recent Examples of bodacious from the Web
Sporting a bodacious mullet, Ranallo screeched and spat at the camera.
From fighting against pre-existing beauty ideals to getting candid about the dangers of public scrutiny surrounding her famously bodacious form, Kim Kardashian West is often a beacon of body positivity.
Sagittarius Represented by the bold and bodacious archer, Sagittarians are known for their insatiable wanderlust.
Here in the 21st century of perimeter ball movement and long-arc shooting, this bodacious box told how an Alamodome crowd of 68,257 had witnessed a state-of-the-art exhibit in the second semifinal of the Final Four.
If Jolie’s Croft was all bodacious, unflappable globe-storming heiress, Vikander’s Croft is a scrappy, decidedly more relatable creature.
Later, a sea of bodacious models begin dancing on a rooftop, where Juicy J later appears clad in a white sweater.
Jordanna hopes her fans will feel as empowered by bodacious R&B as by patriarchy-smashing punk.
There was a bit of logomania happening: Just look to Kim Kardashian West, who uploaded a bodacious selfie wearing a head-to-toe Fendi monogrammed look.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'bodacious.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Did You Know?
Some of our readers may know "bodacious" as a word that figured prominently in the lingo of the 1989 film Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. Others may recall the term's frequent use in the long-running "Snuffy Smith" comic strip. Neither the creators of the comic strip nor the movie can claim to have coined "bodacious," which actually first appeared in print in 1832, but both likely contributed to its popularity. The exact origin of the word is uncertain, but it was most likely influenced by "bold" and "audacious," and it may be linked to "boldacious," a term from British dialect.
BODACIOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bodacious for English Language Learners
: very good or impressive
: sexually attractive
Learn More about bodacious
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up bodacious? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).