Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Wednesday Word: Bodacious


bodacious

|bōˈdā sh əs|
adjective

1. South Midland and Southern U.S. thorough; blatant; unmistakable: a bodacious gossip.
2. Slang.
   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."

2 comments:

  1. Boldacious totally needs to reenter the lexicon.

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    1. It rolls off the tongue so easily too.

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