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1usually gooliesBritish vulgar slang A testicle.
2Australian NZ informal A stone or pebble.boulder, stoneView synonyms
1930s (in goolie): apparently of Indian origin; compare with Hindi golī bullet, ball, pill. goolie is possibly from an Aboriginal language of New South Wales.
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