Green’s Dictionary of Slang

bodaciously adv.

[bodacious adj.]

1. (also bidaciously, bodyaciously) impressively, entirely.

[US]N.-Y. Eve. Post 18 May 2/2: The Augusta Courier contains a specimen of a ‘Cracker Dictionary,’ which makes us acquainted with some very curious terms in use among the Southern Cockneys. At the head of the list we find the following words: — Bodaciously, Catawampously, Contraption, &c.
[US]J. Hall Legends of the West 38: It’s a mercy, madam, that the cowardly varments had n’t used you up, body-aciously.
[US]R. Carlton New Purchase I 175: It was now snowing bodaciously fast. [Ibid.] 176: I gits bodaciously sker’d and hollows agin like the very ole Harry.
[US]Dly Eve. Star (Wash., DC) 3 Aug. 2/2: The newspapers seem maliciously bent on transferring Commander ingraham’s glory bodaciosuly over to Commander Stringham.
[US]Yorkville Enquirer (SC) 3 July 2/3: Hide the dimijohn under the floor or we shall be bodyaciously ruined.
[US]J.H. Beadle Western Wilds 118: I saw a man [...] who had been ‘bodaciously chawed up’ to use his own language, by a grizzly bear.
[US]J. Harrison ‘Negro English’ in Anglia VII 263: To slip bodiaciously inter de callerboose = to get into jail.
[US]Pascagoula Democrat-Star (MS) 12 Feb. 4/1: A little boy fall in the spring and his mammy wear a hickory bardaciously out on him.
[US]Lafayette Advertiser (LA) 12 Apr. 4/2: With a mighty gulp he bolted the morsel bodyaiously, gulped down a quart of ‘café au lait’, and renewed the onslaught.
[UK]Dly Gaz. for Middlesborough 10 Aug. 4/2: ‘Well, how’s crops?’ queried Stokes. ‘My corn’s bodaciously ruint,’ replied Crowther.
[US]Copper Era (Clifton, AZ) 3 May 3/1: During the earthquake she was awakened by the bed gliding across the room, but did not realize the cause [...] until she was dumped bodaciously into the midde of the room.
[US]L.W. Payne Jr ‘Word-List From East Alabama’ in DN III:iv 292: bodaciously, adv. Boldly, unceremoniously. ‘I ’lowed maybe you’d been took prisoner and carried bodaciously off.’.
[US]Ottumwa Tri-Wkly Courier (IA) 25 Dec. 3/5: Yo’ set down dat o’ange er Ah’ll smack yo’ bardaciously ovah!
[US]L.R. Dingus ‘A Word-List From Virginia’ in DN IV:iii 181: bidaciously, adv. = bodaciously.
[US]True Northerner (Paw Paw, MI) 24 Sept. 4/2: Muh wife mar’d me to refawm me, sah [...] and I’m so plumb bodaciously refawmed dat I wouldn’t marry ag’in.
[US]‘Victoria Parker’ Pay for Play Cheerleaders 🌐 ‘My, my what pulchritude,’ he whined. ‘What delightful rumps, girls. You must not wag them in front of me so bodaciously.’.

2. (US) audaciously.

[US]Prairie News (Okolona, MS) 25 Feb. 2/1: Ward and Jones have dye stuff on hand. Those who wish to die spiritually, mechanically or bodaciously can be accomodated.
Dly Cairo Bull. (IL) 27 Apr. 4/4: Joe made a firm resolve that he’d ‘never cross that negro again, even though he might find her carrying off his house and lot, bodaciously’.
[US]Easley Messenger (SC) 1 Aug. 2/2: ‘The little Freshours’ ’peared like they would jist bardaciously climb all over the man.
[US]Yorkville Enquirer (SC) 17 Mar. 2/3: After these proceedings were published, they would be stolen bodaciously, line for line, word for word.

3. extremely, very.

[US] in Botkin Treasury Amer. Folklore (1944) 430: I can’t say so bodaciously much for it.
[US]Randolph & Wilson Down in the Holler 228: It ain’t such a bodaciously good fence, but it’s a heap better’n no fence at all.
[US]R. Coover Public Burning (1979) 97: I’d go do it tonight, if I wasn’t so bodaciously whacked.
L.A. Daily News 1 Apr. 🌐 [headline] Totally bogus, or bodaciously cool? 19 Nov. 🌐 Captain Kees Kinky Boat Party – Featured Event: A bodaciously bawdy boat party.