bolshie

noun or adjective bol·shie \ ˈbōl-shē , ˈbȯl- , ˈbäl- \
variants: or bolshy

Definition of bolshie

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

Origin and Etymology of bolshie

by shortening & alteration


BOLSHIE Defined for English Language Learners

bolshie

adjective

Definition of bolshie for English Language Learners

  • : refusing to obey or help


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