bol·​shie | \ ˈbōl-shē How to pronounce bolshie (audio) , ˈbȯl-, ˈbäl-\
variants: or bolshy

Definition of bolshie

1 often capitalized : bolshevik
2 British : refusing to obey or help : defiant and uncooperative

First Known Use of bolshie

1918, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bolshie

by shortening & alteration

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bolshie

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of bolshie

British, informal : refusing to obey or help

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