1. (US) excellent, wonderful, very enjoyable; also as adv.
|Salt Lake Trib. (UT) 28 May 4/1: F. Clarke, who plays such bodacious ball for the Pirates, is a mighty killer of the furry game.|
|Chicago Daily Trib. 6 May 6/1: Overall was good, so was the descendant of kings, and the fielding was bodacious if anybody knows what that means.|
|CBer’s Handy Atlas/Dictionary 12/1: bodacious - Extremely strong, as in reference to an incoming signal.|
|Campus Sl. Oct. 2: bodacious – a lot of fun, interchangeable with hellacious.|
|It (1987) 460: They played bodacious.|
|A2Z 9/2: bodacious – extremely cool: He be flippin’ bodacious rhymes.et al.|
|Guardian G2 3 Aug. 3: Bodashes, eh? Right.|
|Dly Record (Morristown, NJ) 5 June 39: [Off] to the taco stand for a ‘bodacious’ burrito.|
2. (US) audacious, unceremonious, insolent.
|Chronicles of Pineville 167: Then there was a kick or two and a blow with the frying-pan – ‘take that, you bowdacious fool’.|
|W. Kansas World (KS) 20 Feb. 5/1: If you chanced to laugh at him or doubt the smallest part of his bodacious anecdotes it almost broke his heart.|
|Eve. Star (DC) 20 Oct. 11/1: But while he wuz somewhat bardacious, I don’t think he left us puppusly.|
|Illus. Police News 22 June 12/1: But, mind, the dodge ain’t up to nuffin, without you’ve done something howdacious [sic].Shadows of the Night in|
|DN III:iv 292: bodacious, adj. Bold, unceremonious, outright.‘Word-List From East Alabama’ in|
|Ocala Eve. Star (FL) 29 Jan. 4/2: Sum sinners is bodacious an’ fir ‘ligeon da don’t care.|
|Iron Co. Register (MO) 14 Aug. 8/1: I calls dis yuh mule Politician uh-kaze de minute yo’ takes yo’ eye off’n de bodacious scoun’el right den he’s into devilbent.|
|Hammond (IN) Times 5 Nov. 1/7: If there’s anyone in Hammond who can take it, it’s Bill Prater, debonair theater usher and bodacious bridegroom of four days.|
|Down in the Holler 228: bodacious: adj. Outright, bold, brazen.|
|Cross of Lassitude 49: Well, don’t you be bodacious!|
|Makes Me Wanna Holler (1995) 76: There were some cats who were so bodacious that they even took on cops.|
|Portable Promised Land (ms.) 115: The bodacious, predatorily sexual lick lip.|
3. (US) substantial, used in concrete or abstract sense.
|Chicago Daily Trib. 20 Aug. 7/2: No wonder the heavens cracked open and the rain descended in bodacious torrents.|
|Memphis-Nam-Sweden 170: He had the biggest, most ‘bodacious’ hands I’d ever seen.|
|Brooklyn Noir 177: A chronicle of gunz, bitchez, and bodacious niggatude.‘The Code’ in|
4. (US campus) of a young woman, attractive, esp. possessed of large breasts.
|Hammond (IN) Times 31 Jan. 1/2: Charles Esola, the youthful assistant city attorney, is being kidded about the increase in his harem. Five more bodacious females will aid him in the city ordinance codification.|
|Campus Sl. Nov. 1: bodacious – tremendous, fantastic. Used mainly by males to comment on parts of the female anatomy.|
|Street Talk 2 52: A bodacious babe.|
|(con. 1980s) i80s.com 🌐 bodacious An 80’s guy’s way to describe a woman who had a beautiful body. She is bodacious with gnarly ta-tas.|