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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun bolshy:


Definition of the adjective bolshy

What does bolshy mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. obstreperous

Definition of the noun bolshy

What does bolshy mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • bolshy: bolshies
  • Bolshy: Bolshies

  1. emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionaries


"Bolshy" is a composition.


bolshy a.k.a. The Bolsheviks, originally also Bolshevists or Bolsheviki were a faction of the Marxist Russian Social Democratic Labour Party which split apart from the Menshevik faction at the Second Party Congress in 1903.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Bolshy

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bolshy/bolshie [Adj., INF., Disapproving] ...

Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2015)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

14, 6 June 2003 bolshie; bolshy ...

Google previewChambers School Dictionary

academy bolshy clan Adam's apple bona fide cliche aftermath bowdlerize clove akimbo boycott cockney alphabet braille coconut amok/amuck brontosaurus cordon bleu ampersand budget cravat antediluvian buff criss-cross April bumph/ bumf ...

Google previewDictionary of English Spelling (2005)

by Martin H. Manser

bollard upright post boloney see baloney bolshie or bolshy (informal) rebellious bolshiness bolster long pillow; to support or reinforce bolt ...

Google previewCassell's Dictionary of Slang (2005)

by Jonathon Green

(also bolshy) (1910s+) 1 a Bolshevik. 2 in weak use of (1), a left-winger, a socialist. 3 an unconventional person (as judged by a conservative), an opponent of the status quo.

Google previewDictionary of Americanisms, Briticisms, Canadianisms and Australianisms (2010)

by V.S. Matyushenkov

bolshie, bolshy Br. col.derog. stubbornly uncooperative. bolt Am.v.n.break away from (political party). ern. bolt/ shootone's bolt Br. do everything possible. bolter Aus.

Google previewHeinemann English Dictionary (2001)

by Martin Manser

Word Family Bolshevik adjective; bolshie, bolshy adjective (informal) rebellious or awkward. bolster (bole-sta) noun a long narrow ...

Google previewThe Dickson Baseball Dictionary (Third Edition) (2011)

by Paul Dickson

In the United States, the term “Bolshevik” and its variations (including the slangy “ Bolshie” or “Bolshy”) were applied to that which was wild-eyed, radical, and anticapitalistic. The application of the term by conservative sportswriters to a group of ...

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Bolshy Hugh

1980 Mcduff Scotland

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Scrabble value of B3O1L1S1H4Y4

The value of this 6-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the second edition of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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