Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A meteor or brilliant shooting star, followed by a train of light or sparks; especially one which explodes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A meteor or brilliant shooting star, followed by a train of light or sparks; esp. one which explodes.

Etymologies

Latin, from Ancient Greek, missile, arrow. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I can't see that your argument on the TCS post bolis down to anything else than that adverse selection problems are best avoided by public insurance.

    Business and Health Care Costs, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • This extended churning forms a kind of ball in the stomach called a bolis.

    How and When to Be Your Own Doctor

  • De Magangue Gilberto traía pescado que vendía y también su esposa elaboraba y vendía bolis, una variedad de helado colombiana, que actualmente ella vende en el Estadio Metropolitano cuando hay partidos de Futbol.

    Kiva Loans

  • In addition to selling the bolis, both of them sell ice cream, candy and merchandise such as clothes, shoes and acccesories from the house.

    Kiva Loans

  • His wife also would make and sell bolis, a type of Colombian ice cream.

    Kiva Loans

  • Simultáneamente además de los bolis, los dos venden en su casa helados, dulces y mercancía como ropa, calzado y detalles.

    Kiva Loans

  • Her business now includes the production and sale of "chicha", a beverage made from corn or rice, and "bolis" (a traditional form of ice cream found in Colombia).

    Kiva Loans

  • Ahora su negocio incluye la venta y elaboración de chichas - un tipo de bebida hecha de maíz o arroz - y de bolis - un helado típico de Colombia - y elaboración de artesanía en hilo tejidas, o pintadas en tela y/o con escarcha.

    Kiva Loans

  • Wow. yes I had some. and showed everybody I could bolis to compensate for it.

    Discussion Forum - TuDiabetes - A Community for People Touched by Diabetes

  • French, from Latin bolid -, bolis, from Greek, from bolē throw, stroke from the Greek βολις, (bolis) which can mean a missile or to flash.

    Discover Blogs

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.