|bōˈdā sh əs|
1. South Midland and Southern U.S. thorough; blatant; unmistakable: a bodacious gossip.
a. remarkable; outstanding: a bodacious story.
b. audacious; bold or brazen.
c. sexy; voluptuous.
ORIGIN mid 19th cent.: perhaps a variant of southwestern English dialect boldacious, blend of bold and audacious.
Of all people Mae West embodied this word the best.
"Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before."