Definition of balls in English:

balls

plural noun

vulgar slang
  • 1Testicles.

  • 2mass noun Courage or nerve.

    self-confidence, confidence, assurance, self-assurance, coolness, cool-headedness, self-possession
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  • 3British mass noun Nonsense; rubbish (often said to express strong disagreement).

    rubbish, balderdash, gibberish, claptrap, blarney, guff, blather, blether
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verb

[with object]balls something up
British
vulgar slang
  • Bungle something.

    mishandle, mismanage, mess up, make a mess of, botch, spoil, mar, ruin
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Phrases

  • have someone/something by the balls

    • vulgar slang Have complete control over someone or something.

      ‘they've got us by the balls, and they know it’

Pronunciation

balls

/bɔːlz/