Definitions

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

  • n. Vulgar Slang The testicles.
  • n. Vulgar Slang Nonsense.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The testicles (sometimes used in the singular)
  • n. Nonsense or information deliberately intended to mislead.
  • n. An idiot, an ignorant or disagreeable person.
  • n. A contraction of the dog's bollocks.
  • v. To break.
  • v. To fail (a task); to make a mess of.
  • interj. Expressing anger, frustration, etc.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of bollock.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • v. to make a mess of.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. make a mess of, destroy or ruin

Etymologies

Middle English balloks; see bollix.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
An alteration of ballocks. (Wiktionary)
See bollock (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Downton says the word 'bollocks' at least I think he does, the sky has fallen open, so it's hard to tell.

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  • 'I have what I call a bollocks list where I just sit in meetings and I write down some of the absurd language we use - and we are all guilty of this, myself included.

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  • Managerialst bollocks is killing all kinds of human endeavour.

    What Really Matters At The Top « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Why anyone would want to work for an organisation that spouts such bollocks is beyond me. on February 13, 2010 at 7: 35 am larchy

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  • Is it one ‘ell’ or two ‘ells’ in bollocks? on March 22, 2009 at 7: 51 pm | Reply Howard

    Cross & Rude « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • This compendium of utter bollocks is a treasury of audacious fibbing, featuring the boss who claimed to be Emma Thompson's secret lover and a part-time ambulance driver, the Dad who once kicked a football so high it landed on a cloud, and the mate who reckons ninjas can go out in a rainstorm and not get wet cos they're "that fast".

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  • I'm pretty used to spouting misleading bollocks from a failing organisation, having done it for Halifax for years .

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  • As for abandoning the working class etc. - complete and utter bollocks is probably the best response - I've tried reason it doesn't work here.

    Appeasement and its Myths

  • Can we please call an end to this essentialist blood and soil I'm more Welsh than you bollocks from the Welsh-bashers?

    Labour: no presence at the Eisteddfod

  • Shit, Amazon Reviews can be the dog's bollocks or just plain bollocks, but if I ever respond to them like that, I'm gonna need me a good knee-capping.

    Whew!

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