Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Remarkable; impressive.
  • adjective Sexually attractive. Used chiefly of women.
  • adjective Audacious; gutsy.

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  • adjective US Audacious and unrestrained.
  • adjective US Incorrigible and insolent.
  • adjective Australian slang, US slang Impressively great in size, and enormous; extraordinary.
  • adjective of a person Sexy, attractive.
  • adverb US, nonstandard Bodaciously.

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  • adjective unrestrained by convention or propriety
  • adjective incorrigible

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Probably from dialectal boldacious, blend of bold and audacious.]

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Southern American slang, implied by bodaciously, 1837, either from bodyaciously ("bodily, totally, root and branch") (as in “the pigs broke into my fence and destroyed the potato patch bodyaciously”), South Carolina, or a blend of bold and audacious.

Examples

  • Among men this term is often preceded by the word "bodacious" for some inexplicable reason.

    The Many Splendors of Boobs

  • Among men this term is often preceded by the word "bodacious" for some inexplicable reason.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • From then on, they referred to the bodacious OSS assistant by that “Dumas title,” and on such a slender reed a mutual understanding was formed.

    A Covert Affair

  • From then on, they referred to the bodacious OSS assistant by that “Dumas title,” and on such a slender reed a mutual understanding was formed.

    A Covert Affair

  • NEW YORK (Associated Press) - It went viral as the ultimate example of being punished for circumstances beyond one's control: a woman who said she was fired from her banking job because she complained that her male colleagues called her bodacious figure a workplace distraction.

    Debrahlee Lorenzana Asks Human Rights Officials To Investigate Citibank (VIDEO)

  • NEW YORK (AP) - It went viral as the ultimate example of being punished for circumstances beyond one's control: a woman who said she was fired from her banking job because she complained that her male colleagues called her bodacious figure a workplace distraction.

    Las Vegas News - LasVegasNOW.com

  • NEW YORK - It went viral as the ultimate example of being punished for circumstances beyond one's control: a woman who said she was fired from her banking job because she complained that her male colleagues called her bodacious figure a workplace distraction.

    daytondailynews.com - News

  • It went viral as the ultimate example of being punished for circumstances beyond one's control: a woman who said she was fired from her banking job because she complained that her male colleagues called her bodacious figure a workplace distraction.

    WRAL.com Top Stories

  • NEW YORK - It went viral as the ultimate example of being punished for circumstances beyond one's control: a woman who said she was fired from her banking job because she complained that her male colleagues called her bodacious figure a workplace distraction.

    CourierPostOnline.com - News

  • It went viral as the ultimate example of being punished for circumstances beyond one's control: a woman who said she was fired from her banking job because she complained that her male colleagues called her bodacious figure a workplace distraction.

    Freep.com - RSS

Comments

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  • bold, daring and audacious

    December 5, 2008

  • I think it sounds sexy.

    August 18, 2009

  • sounds sexy? damn tootin!

    August 18, 2009

  • As one's hostess is always "gracious"

    An estate is bound to be "spacious,"

    And I hear a report

    That to men of a sort

    All "babes" are by nature "bodacious."

    August 30, 2014