bollocks (!) *

bollocks (!) *
Noun. 1. Testicles. S.e. until mid 1800s.
2. Rubbish, nonsense, drivel. E.g."That film was bollocks."
Exclam. An expression of anger, frustration, or defiance.
* Also written as bollox or bollix.

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

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