boldly aggressive or courageous:
a ballsy gal who isn’t afraid of anyone.
(slang) courageous and spirited
“courageous, masculine,” 1959, first attested in Norman Mailer (writing of Truman Capote); see balls + -y (2).
Courage; balls, guts: a dangerous ethic of ballsiness in international affairs (1950s+)
Courageous; spunky; gutsy: Angelina Jolie’s a very ballsy lady (late 1950s+)
a spherical or approximately spherical body or shape; sphere: He rolled the piece of paper into a ball. a round or roundish body, of various sizes and materials, either hollow or solid, for use in games, as baseball, football, tennis, or golf. a game played with a ball, especially baseball: The boys are out playing […]
a college of Oxford University, founded before 1268. Contemporary Examples Li was discussing the dilemma with an old professor at Balliol College, Oxford. How to Hustle Your Way to the Oscars Nico Hines February 14, 2014 Bo Guagua went to two private boarding schools, Papplewick and Harrow, before going on to study at Balliol College, […]
a condition characterized by twisting, shaking, and jerking motions. Parkinson’s disease.
a condition characterized by twisting, shaking, and jerking motions. Parkinson’s disease. ballismus bal·lis·mus (bə-lĭz’məs) n. Jerky or shaking movements of the arms or legs, especially such movements occurring in chorea.