Bodacious meaning

bō-dāshəs
The definition of bodacious is very attractive, or bold or gutsy.

A really attractive woman is an example of someone who might be described as bodacious.

A person with a fun, quirky personality that is a little bit out-there and adventurous is an example of someone who might be described as having a bodacious personality.

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Remarkable; impressive.
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Audacious; gutsy.
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Sexually attractive. Used chiefly of women.
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Outstanding in a showy way; splendid.
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If you're going to lie, you might as well tell a bodacious lie.

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Bold or blatant.
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You, sir, are a bodacious scoundrel.

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(Australian slang, US slang) Impressively great in size, and enormous; extraordinary.
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(of a person) Sexy, attractive.
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(US, nonstandard) Bodaciously.
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Origin of bodacious

  • Probably from dialectal boldacious blend of bold audacious

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Southern American slang, implied by bodaciously, 1837, either from bodyaciously (“bodily, totally, root and branch”) (as in “the pigs broke into my fence and destroyed the potato patch bodyaciously”), South Carolina, or a blend of bold and audacious.

    From Wiktionary