What does bodacious mean?

bodacious meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1837 (suggested in bodaciously), Southern U.S. slang, perhaps from bodyaciously "bodily, totally," or a blend of bold and audacious, which suits the first attested feeling of the term. Popularized anew by 1982 Hollywood film "An Officer and a Gentleman."

bodacious meaning in General Dictionary


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  • unrestrained by convention or propriety