Ballsy



boldly aggressive or courageous:
a ballsy gal who isn’t afraid of anyone.
Contemporary Examples

The next time you are downward dogging, give a thought to that ballsy broad from the Ukraine.
Dead Cool: Madame Blavatsky Simon Doonan January 5, 2010

It was ballsy of him to reinforce his determination to overhaul healthcare.
Give Him a Break Tina Brown February 24, 2009

Courteney is very funny and ballsy and not afraid to look silly.
Resuscitation: A Q&A with the Creator of Scrubs Miriam Datskovsky January 4, 2009

How the band’s ballsy experiment may have saved the music industry.
Radiohead Cashes In Touré October 22, 2008

Then why, the ballsy teenager asked, are gay couples not allowed to marry?
Michele Bachmann’s Attacks on Women, From Huma Abedin to Nancy Pelosi Caitlin Dickson July 19, 2012

Obama did exactly the right thing here, and in fact kind of a ballsy thing.
If Bush Had Said That About Egypt Michael Tomasky September 14, 2012

Honor called the move “ballsy” and his friend shot back, “Cerebral ballsy!”
Craziest SXSW Band Names: Perfect Pussy, Death By Unga Bunga, and More Marlow Stern March 7, 2014

adjective
(slang) courageous and spirited
adj.

“courageous, masculine,” 1959, first attested in Norman Mailer (writing of Truman Capote); see balls + -y (2).

adjective

Courageous; spunky; gutsy: Angelina Jolie’s a very ballsy lady (late 1950s+)

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