Dictionary: BALLI – BALLZ

• BALLIBAGGER
n. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – a noisy person
 
• BALLICK
n. c1000 – a testicle 
vb. 19C Brit. sl. – to coit a woman
 
• BALLIE
adj. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – of a horse: piebald or skewbald
 
• BALLIN’
adj. 20C teen & high school sl. – going fast
 
• BALLING
adj. 1. 1950s sl. – excellent, wonderful, first-rate
adj. 2. 1952 US sl. – excitingly active; wonderfully alive
n. 1. 1634-46 obs. – frequenting of balls, dancing
n. 2. 1865 – the throwing of balls or snowballs
n. 3. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – a beating, a thrashing
n. 4. Bk1898 Sc. – a pelting
n. 5. 1930s sl. – a having fun
n. 6. 1960s sl. – a having sexual intercourse
n. 7. 1990s African-American sl. – an enriching oneself by selling drugs, usually crack cocaine
n. 8. 1990s African-American sl. – an excelling in the playing of basketball 
n. 9. 2000s US drug culture sl. – a carrying a package of contraband cocaine by placing it in the vagina
n. 10. 2000s sl. – a showing off, flaunting one’s possessions
 
• BALLING CHICK
n. 1950s US sl. – an attractive girl or woman
 
• BALLION
n. 1. 1825 Sc. – a knapsack
n. 2. Bk1898 Ireland – an awkward, clumsy person
n. 3. 1924 Sc. – a rough, careless fellow
 
• BALLIS-PIPE
n. 1863 Eng. dial. – the windpipe
 
• BALLIST
n. Bk1999 baseball usage – a 19th-century baseball player
 
• BALLISTER
n. 1489 obs. – an arbalester, a crossbowman

• BALLISTIC
adj. 1990s – furious; uncontrollable

• BALLISTICATED
adj. Bk2007 UK sl. – enraged, infuriated
 
• BALLISTICS
n. 1991 US rap music usage – vivid, forcefully delivered rap lyrics; the facts, information, usually in rap lyrics
 
• BALLITE
n. Bk1999 arch. baseball usage – a baseball fan
 
• BALL IT OFF
vb. 1847 US sl. – to travel at a fast rate
 
• BALLITRAUNT
n. 1790 Eng. dial. obs. – a foolish person; a buffoon; used as a term of contempt
 
• BALL IT UP
vb. c1953 Amer. sl., orig. African-American – to enjoy oneself; to have fun; to celebrate riotously
 
• BALLIX
n. 20C sl. – a mess; a messed-up or balled-up situation
 
• BALL JOINT
n. M19 sl., orig. US – a bar
 
• BALL-LAP
n. 17C Eng. dial. – a man’s underwear flap
 
• BALL-LESS
adj. 1958 US sl. – lacking courage or nerve; gutless, cowardly; weak, emasculated
 
• BALL-LESS WONDER
n. 1958 US sl. – a cowardly person
 
• BALLO
n. 1857 Amer. dial. – a bay or dun horse
 
• BALL-LOPPER
n. 1970s sl., orig. US – a dominating woman; one who destroys the self-confidence of a man
 
• BALL LUMP
n. 1920s US tramps’ sl. – a parcel of food given to a tramp
 
• BALL NAKED
adj. 1970 Amer. dial. – completely naked
 
• BALLO
n. 1857 Amer. dial. – a bay or dun horse
 
• BALLOCH
adj. 1. Bk1898 Sc. – slow, reluctant 
adj. 2. Bk1898 Sc. – strong, plump
n. 1. 1750 Sc. – a narrow mountain pass
n. 2. 1928 Sc. – a plump, short person
 
• BALLOCK
n. 1. c1000 – a testicle
n. 2. 1940s sl. – a term of abuse
vb. 1. M18 sl. – to grab by the genitals when fighting
vb. 2. 19C Brit. sl. – to coit a woman
vb. 3. 1938 Brit. sl. – to reprimand
 
• BALLOCK-COD
n. c1450 obs. – the scrotum
 
• BALLOCKED
adj. 1980s sl. – very drunk
 
• BALLOCKEERING
adj. M17 sl. – lusty
 
• BALLOCKER
n. 19C Brit. colloq. – a lecher; a whoremonger
 
• BALLOCK GRAVY
n. 2000s sl. – semen
 
• BALLOCKING
n. 1. L19 sl. – sexual intercourse
n. 2. 1938 Brit. sl. – a reprimand or instance of reprimanding
 
• BALLOCK-NAKED
adj. 1922 Brit. sl. – stark naked with the genitals uncovered; said of males and females
 
• BALLOCKS
int. 1940 – an expression of surprise or disbelief
n. 1. c1000 – the testicles of a man or animal
n. 2. c1000 – the scrotum and its contents
n. 3. c1786 UK sl. – a parson
n. 4. 19C Brit. sl. – a nickname for a whoremonger
n. 5. 1916 sl. – a fool; a term of abuse; one who is performing or talking ‘ballocks’ or nonsense
n. 6. 1922 sl. – a person, often used affectionately
n. 7. 1930s sl. – a mess
n. 8. 1951 sl., orig. Irish – an unpleasant person
n. 9. 1980s sl. – courage, vigour
n. 10. 20C Aust. sl. – rubbish, nonsense
vb. 1. 1930s US sl. – to reprimand, to tell off
vb. 2. 1949 Amer. dial. – to perform badly; to do a poor job; to botch, to bungle
 
• BALLOCKS ABOUT
vb. 1. 1950s sl. – to mess about, to play the fool
vb. 2. 1950s sl. – to infuriate, to waste someone’s time, to be indecisive
 
• BALLOCKS AROUND
vb. 1. 1950s sl. – to mess about, to play the fool
vb. 2. 1950s sl. – to infuriate, to waste someone’s time, to be indecisive
 
• BALLOCKSED
adj. 1. 1930s sl. – ruined, messed up, thwarted, in a muddle
adj. 2. 2000s sl. – drunk
 
• BALLOCKSED UP
adj. 1930s sl. – ruined, messed up, thwarted, in a muddle
 
• BALLOCKS IN BRACKETS
n. 1937 UK sl. – a bow-legged man
 
• BALLOCKS-STONES
n. Bk1891 sl. – a term of endearment
 
• BALLOCKS UP
vb. 1. 1930s sl. – to ruin, to make a mess of
vb. 2. 1930s sl. – to waste time, to fiddle with
 
• BALLOCKS WORKER
n. 1989 UK sl. – any overbearingly unpleasant person
 
• BALLOCKY
adj. 1. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – left-handed
adj. 2. E20 Brit. sl. – naked
 
• BALLOCKY BARE-ASSED
adj. 1980 Amer. sl. – completely naked
 
• BALLOCKY-HANDED
adj. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – left-handed
 
• BALLOCKY NAKED
adj. 1966 Amer. sl. – completely naked
 
• BALL OF CHALK
n. 20C rhyming sl. – a walk
vb. 1. 20C rhyming sl. – to talk
vb. 2. 20C rhyming sl. – to walk
 
• BALL OF DIRT
n. 1898 Amer. sl. – the earth
 
• BALL OFF
vb. 1. 1846 Eng. dial. – to finish quickly, to cease
vb. 2. 1896 Amer. dial. – to buy a drink for; to treat
vb. 3. 20C sl. – of a male: to masturbate
 
• BALL OF FIRE
n. 1. 1821 sl. – a glass of brandy
n. 2. 1900 Amer. sl. – a person exhibiting unusual energy, ability, or drive; a lively person
n. 3. 1914 US college sl. – a brilliant student, usually with the added idea of great energy
n. 4. 1940 Amer. sl. – a fast vehicle
 
• BALL OF LEAD
n. 1900s rhyming sl. – the head
 
• BALL OF MUSCLE
n. 1923 Aust. sl. – a person with a powerful, muscular physique; a fit, healthy, energetic, lively person
 
• BALL OF TWINE
n. 20C Aust. rhyming sl. – a railway line
 
• BALL OF WAX
n. 1823 sl. – a shoemaker
 
• BALL OF YARN
n. 1. Bk1942 US sl. – one who cannot be trusted with a secret
n. 2. 1940s US sl. – the female genitals
 
• BALLOK
n. c1000 – a testicle of a man or animal
vb. 19C Brit. sl. – to coit a woman
 
• THE BALL ON THE HAT
n. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – a scapegoat
 
• BALLOO
n. 1721 Sc. – a lullaby, a song and tune used in hushing a child to sleep; sleep produced by this
 
• BALLOON
n. 1. 1656 – a person regarded as inflated, empty or hollow
n. 2. 1812 – anything inflated, empty, and hollow 
n. 3. 1904 colloq. – a lofty hit or kick given to a cricket ball, baseball, or football
n. 4. 1930 Amer. dial. – bedding, esp. when carried over the shoulder in a roll, which when loosely tired does resemble a balloon in some degree; a bedroll
n. 5. 1950s US sl. – a condom
n. 6. 1965 Sc. & Irish English colloq. – a bully, a garrulous person, one full of hot air; a self-important or boastful idiot; a fool
n. 7. 1967 US drug culture sl. – a small amount of heroin, whether or not it is actually in a balloon
n. 8. 1970s US sl. – $1
n. 9. 1970s US sl. – $10
n. 10. Bk2002 criminals’ sl. – a heroin supplier
vb. 1. L18 UK criminals’ sl. – of a pickpocket: to mingle with the crowds watching the launch of the then new manned balloons
vb. 2. 1904 colloq. – to hit a cricket ball or baseball, or kick a football, high in the air
vb. 3. 1960s drug culture sl. – to package narcotics for distribution and sale
 
• BALLOONATIC
n. Bk1913-17 Amer. dial. – one who brags
 
• BALLOON-BELLY
n. 1933 US sl. – an obese person
 
• BALLOON-BRAIN
n. 1949 US sl. – a fool, a simpleton; a silly, empty-headed person
 
• BALLOON (CAR)
n. 20C sl. – the saloon bar of a public house
 
• BALLOON DRIVER
n. 1838 – an aeronaut; one who pilots a hot-air balloon
 
• BALLOONER
n. 1783 – one who makes balloon ascents or travels in a balloon; an aeronaut
 
• BALLOON FOOT
n. Bk2006 Amer. sl. – a slow driver
 
• BALLOON HEAD
n. 1931 colloq., chiefly US – an arrogant, conceited, or stupid person; a fool, a simpleton, a silly, empty-headed person
 
• BALLOONIST
n. 1. 1828 – an aeronaut; a traveller in a hot-air balloon
n. 2. World War II Amer. sl. – a merchant who charges excessive prices for his goods
 
• BALLOON IT
vb. 1958 Amer. dial., esp. logging usage – to pack up and leave camp
 
• BALLOON JUICE
n. 1. L19 Brit. sl. – soda water
n. 2. L19 sl. – ginger beer
n. 3. L19 W. Indies sl. – any sweet, colourful, fizzy drink
n. 4. 1900 US sl. – empty noisy talk; nonsense
n. 5. 1943 Amer. sl. – helium
 
• BALLOON-JUICE LOWERER
n. Bk1909 sl. – a total abstainer (balloon juice = soda-water)
 
• BALLOON KNOT
n. Bk2006 US sl. – the anus
 
• BALLOON-KNOT BANDIT
n. 1995 sl. – a male homosexual
 
• BALLOON ROOF
n. 1950 Amer. dial. – a barn roof having rounded or arched sides
 
• BALLOON ROOM
n. M20 US drug culture sl. – a room where marijuana is smoked
 
• BALLOON ROOM WITHOUT A PARACHUTE
n. 1950s African-American sl. – a disappointment, a let-down; esp. a place where one has been promised a smoke of marijuana but which, in fact, offers no supply
 
• BALLOONS
n. 1940s US sl. – large female breasts
 
• BALLOON SOUP
n. 1928 Amer. sl. – nonsense; empty talk
 
• BALLOP
n. 1824 Sc. – the old name for the flap in the front of the breeches, which is buttoned up
 
• BALLOT
n. 1. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – a bundle, a package
n. 2. 1986 US drug culture sl. – opium; heroin
vb. 1680 obs. – to toss about like a ball, to drive hither and thither
 
• BALLOTANT
n. 1656 obs. rare – a voter by ballot
 
• BALLOTATION
n. 1620 obs. – voting by ballot
 
• BALLOT BOX STUFFER
n. 1856 orig. US – a person who engages in ballot-box stuffing (the practice of fraudulently attempting to affect the result of an election, typically by casting more than one’s allotted number of votes)
 
• BALLOTEER
n. 1833 – in early use, an advocate of the ballot; later also, a person who casts a vote in a ballot
 
• BALLOTER
n. 1733 – one who votes by ballot
 
• BALLOTICALLY
adv. c1842 nonce word – in reference to the ballot 
 
• BALLOTIN
n. 1656 obs. nonce word – an officer in charge of a ballot-box
 
• BALLOTIST
n. 1837 obs. – a professed advocate of the ballot
 
• BALLOT-MAN
n. 1838 obs. – an advocate of secret voting
 
• BALL-OUT
n. 1915 US sl. – a reprimand or instance of reprimanding
vb. 1. 1899 sl., orig. US – (usually as ‘ball out’) to scold, to reprimand, to criticize loudly
vb. 2. 1930s sl. – to travel at high speed, to leave
 
• BALLOW
n. 1790 Eng. dial. obs. – a cudgel, a stick, a pole
vb. Bk1898 Eng. & Amer. dial. – to lay claim to an object, partner in a game, etc., by right of first choice
 
• BALLPLAYER
n. 1. Bk1992 criminals’ sl. – a member of a gang who picks the safest assignment for himself
n. 2. Bk1992 criminals’ sl. – one who betrays his accomplices to authorities
 
• BALLS
adj. 1980s US sl. – tough, masculine, courageous
int. 1857 US sl. – an expression of disappointment, disgust, or resignation; utter nonsense! rubbish!
n. 1. a1325 sl. – testicles
n. 2. 17C US sl. – the female breasts
n. 3. 1889 sl. – a botch, a muddle; a blunder, an error
n. 4. a1890 US sl. – virile courage; virility; guts; strength of character; energy, spirit
n. 5. 1934 US sl. – absolutely nothing
n. 6. 1964 US sl. – effrontery; audacity
n. 7. 20C sl. – rubbish, nonsense
n. 8. 20C US sl. – masculine behaviour in a female
n. 9. 2000s African-American sl. – something excellent, wonderful; one’s preference
vb. 1. L19 sl. – to make a mess of
vb. 2. 1990s sl. – to secrete near one’s genitals
 
• THE BALLS
n. 1938 US sl. – a person or thing that is regarded as extraordinarily good or bad
 
• BALLS-ACHE
n. Bk2007 UK sl. – something which or someone who is very tedious or trying
vb. 20C sl. – to whinge, to nag
 
• BALLS-ACHING
adj. 1912 sl. – annoying; nagging, demanding
 
• BALLS AND ALL
adv. 1952 US sl. – completely, entirely
 
• BALLS AND BAT
n. E20 US euphemism – the male genitals
 
• BALLS-ASS
adj. 1960s US sl. – tough, masculine, courageous
 
• BALLS-ASS NAKED
adj. 20C Amer. sl. – stark naked
 
• BALLS, BEES AND BUGGERY!
int. L19 sl. – a general exclamation
 
• BALLS-BUSTER
n. 1975 sl., orig. US – a dominating or threatening woman; a nagging woman; one who destroys the self-confidence of a man
 
• BALLSED-UP
adj. 1940s sl. – in chaos, in a mess, ruined
 
• BALLSEY
adj. 1935 sl., orig. & chiefly US – brave, courageous
 
• BALL SHOE
n. 1954 Amer. dial. – a sneaker; canvas-top shoes with rubber sole; tennis shoe
 
• BALLSIE
adj. 1935 sl. – tough, masculine, brave, courageous
 
• BALL SLAP
vb. 1990s sl. – of a man: to have sexual intercourse
 
• BALLS NAKED
adj. 20C Amer. sl. – stark naked
 
• BALLS OUT
adv. 1940s sl. – at full tilt, all out, completely committed, with full determination or enthusiasm
 
• BALLS, PICNICS AND PARTIES!
int. 1920s sl. – a general exclamation
 
• BALLS-TO-THE-WALL
adj. 1. 1960s sl. – all out, at maximum speed, with one’s greatest effort
adj. 2. 2000s US college sl. – drinking with the intention of getting drunk
 
• BALLS TO THE WALLS
phr. 1970s US college sl. – said of a tense or frantic time or situation that requires the ability to fight back
 
• BALLS-TO-THE-WIND
adv. 1980s US sl. – at top speed
 
• BALLS TO YOU!
int. 19C – a curse on you! to hell with you! 
 
• BALLS-UP
n. 1. 17C Eng. dial. – a man’s underwear flap
n. 2. 1929 sl. – a real mix-up; a mess, muddle; a chaotic state of affairs; a fiasco, a disaster
vb. 1910s sl. – (as ‘balls up’) to confuse; to mess up
 
• BALLSY
adj. 1. 1930s sl. – absurd, ridiculous
adj. 2. 1935 sl., orig. & chiefly US – brave, courageous
adj. 3. Bk2006 US sl. – of a female, esp., a masculine female: aggressive; masculine
 
• BALL TEAM
n. 1987 US sl. – a group of gambling cheats who work in casinos
 
• BALL-TEARER
n. 1. 1960s Aust. sl. – a physically demanding task
n. 2. 1970s sl. – anything spectacular or notably impressive
n. 3. 1973 Aust. sl. – an admirable or exceptional person, for good or bad qualities
n. 4. 1973 Aust. sl. – a violent person
n. 5. 1980s Aust. sl. – a major problem; an exasperation
n. 6. Bk1984 Aust. sl. – an aggressive woman; a nagging woman or wife
 
• BALL THE JACK
vb. 1. 1913 US sl. – to move rapidly or swiftly; to make haste; to go fast (said esp. of a railroad train); to work swiftly or energetically
vb. 2. 1913 US sl. – to run away
vb. 3. 1914 US sl. – to behave recklessly or wildly
vb. 4. 1920s African-American sl. – to have sexual intercourse
vb. 5. 1927 Amer. dial. – to risk everything on one attempt
vb. 6. 1934 Amer. dial., chiefly African-American – to perform an energetic dance accompanied by vigorous handclapping
vb. 7. 1968 Amer. dial. – to be the last straw
vb. 8. 1968 Amer. dial. – to have a good or exciting time; to have riotous fun
vb. 9. 1970 Amer. dial. – to move in a conspicuous manner 
 
• BALL TOSSER
n. Bk1945 criminals’ sl. – a bomb thrower
 
• BALLUK
n. c1000 – a testicle
vb. 19C Brit. sl. – to coit a woman
 
• BALLUM RANCUM;  BALLUM RANKUM
n. L17 sl. – an orgy, literally a dance at which all concerned ‘dance in their birthday suits’
 
• BALLUM RANORUM
n. L17 sl. – an orgy, literally a dance at which all concerned ‘dance in their birthday suits’
 
• BALL-UP
n. 1. 17C Eng. & Amer. dial. – a man’s underwear flap; the front or flap of the breeches
n. 2. E20 Brit. sl. – a mess; a confused situation
vb. 1. 1856 sl. obs. rare – (as ‘ball up’) to fail
vb. 2. L19 sl. – (as ‘ball up’) to muddle, to err, to blunder, to make a mistake
vb. 3. Bk1904 Amer. dial. – (as ‘ball up’) to confuse; to become confused 
vb. 4. 1910s sl. – (as ‘ball up’) to ruin, to make a mess of, to clog  up, to botch
vb. 5. 1966 Amer. dial. – (as ‘ball up’) to put up one’s hair in a bun
 
• BALLUX
n. c1000 – the testicles of a man or animal
 
• BALLWHACK
n. 1967 Amer. dial. – Hell
 
• BALL-WRACKER
n. 1. M20 US sl. – a difficult task
n. 2. M20 US sl. – the person who assigns difficult talks; a hard taskmaster
n. 3. M20 US sl. – a nagging or domineering woman
n. 4. M20 US sl. – a sexually attractive woman
 
• BALLY
adj. 1. 1887 sl. – a euphemism for ‘bloody’. used as a vague intensive of general application; ‘confounded’, ‘jolly’
adj. 2. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – excellent; first-rate 
adv. 20C sl. – exceedingly, very
n. 1. 1825 Sc. – a milk pail
n. 2. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – a litter of pigs or of rabbits
n. 3. 1941 Amer. dial. – a horse or cow having a white face, or a white mark on the face; often used as a nickname
 
• BALLY-BLEEZE
n. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – a bonfire
 
• BALLY-COG
n. 1825 Sc. – a milk-pail
 
• BALLYGOBACKWARDS
n. 1990s Irish sl. – an urban nickname for what is seen as a typical rural town
 
• BALLYHACK
n. 1. 1843 Amer. sl. – ruin, destruction
n. 2. 1844 sl., euphemism – ‘Hell’
vb. 1. 1901 Amer. dial. – to confuse; to blunder
vb. 2. 1952 Amer. dial. – to impose on
vb. 3. 1966 Amer. dial. – to beat thoroughly
 
• BALLYHOO;  BALLY HOO
n. 1. 1914 US – a ‘barker’s’ speech; publicity in advance of a project; hence, blarney
n. 2. Bk1914 criminals’ sl. – a free entertainment used for a decoy to attract customers
n. 3. 1915 US sl. – a barker at a circus or carnival
n. 4. 1922 US sl. – an upper-class person
n. 5. 1928 sl., orig. US – excessive noise, fuss, publicity, etc.
vb. 1. 1927 – to commend, urge, or the like, in the manner of a ‘barker’
vb. 2. 20C sl. – to publicize to excess, often when the product cannot live up to the manufactured image
vb. 3. 20C sl. – to talk nonsense
 
• BALLYHOOER
n. 1. 1901 US circus & carnival usage – one who performs a ballyhoo, a flamboyant free performance given outside a circus or carnival attraction in an attempt to lure customers to buy tickets for the show inside
n. 2. 20C sl. – a promoter, a publicist
 
• BALLY HOOEY
n. L19 sl. – overstated and unwarranted praise or promotion; nonsense
 
• BALLYHOOIST
n. 1927 – a person who ballyhoos; a maker of extravagant claims (ballyhoo – bombastic nonsense, extravagant or brash publicity; noisy fuss)
 
• BALLYHOOLY
n. 1. L19 Irish sl. – bad trouble
n. 2. 1910s sl. – rubbish, nonsense
n. 3. 1940s sl. – noise, commotion, crying
 
• BALLY-MUCK
n. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – an ill-constructed thing
 
• BALLYRAG
n. 1. Bk1898 sl. – a free fight in jest
n. 2. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – violent or coarse abuse
vb. 1. 1790 Eng. dial. – to abuse violently; to scold or revile in foul language
vb. 2. Bk1898 Brit. sl. – to play a practical joke; to mob or hustle a person
 
• BALLYRAGGING
n. 1885 Eng. dial. – scolding, abuse
 
• BALLY-RANDY
n. 1. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – a lazy, loafing fellow
n. 2. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – a rough, turbulent person
 
• BALLYWACK
n. 1. L19 sl. – euphemism for ‘Hell’
n. 2. 1934 Amer. sl. – ruin, destruction
 
• BALLYWRACK
n. 1. L19 sl. – euphemism for ‘Hell’
n. 2. 1934 Amer. sl. –  ruin, destruction
 
• BALLYX
n. L17 sl. – the testicles


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