Vocabulary: bollixed


Title: Game Change
Author: John Heilemann
Author: Mark Halperin
Sentence: Like McCain, Schmidt believed that the war had to be won and that the Bush administration had bollixed the job.
Page: 297

Word: bollix
Definition:
  • [Slang] to make a muddle of; bungle; botch: usually with up
  • Etymology: euphemistic respelling of nautical slang < ME ballokes < OE beallucas, testicles (akin to ball), used as an extension of ball
   Source: YourDictionary.com

Had no idea this was a slang term or what its etymology was.

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