1. a testicle; usu. in pl. (for all pl. cits. see ballocks n. (1)).
|[||Gloss. inVocab. I 283/2: Testiculi, beallucas].|
|Works (1757) I 17: I was content to serve you up / My Ballock full, for your Grace-Cup.‘A Ramble in St James’s Park’ in|
|Voyage to Lethe 28: The Gulf of Venus [...] built on the Terra Firma of Buttock-Land, by some Geographers call’d Ballock-Land.|
|, ,||Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.|
|Mint (1955) 141: [He] shifted his other hand to that fatal ‘bollock-hold’ of our impolite wrestling code.|
|in Limerick (1953) 291: A pretty young girl Eskimo / Thought it very patriotic to sew / Ballock-warmers for those.|
|(con. 1940s) Confessions 61: He whispered under his breath that he’d only got one bollock.|
|Guardian G2 14 July 5: Testicle terrine followed by grilled gonad and rounded off with bollock brulee.|
|Dead Long Enough 194: You asked her for a kiss, asked like a bollockless twat.|
2. (also bollicky) a general term of abuse.
|letter 31 Dec. in Leader (2000) 32: You flaring ballock you.|
|Flame : a Life on the Game 93: Oh, you stupid bollock.|
|Llama Parlour 205: You bastard! You great, hairy bollock. You sleaze-bag. You bloody great drongo.|
|Tales from a City Farmyard 144: Thereafter we changed his name from ‘the gent’ to ‘old bollicky’.|
|(con. 1916) A Star Called Henry (2000) 173: Hey there, Bollicky!|
3. (UK society) a ball (hunt, charity etc) [pun on balls n. (1)].
|Sloane Ranger Hbk 158: bollock n. Ball, as in hunt bollock, charity bollock.|
|Get Your Cock Out 35: The Mince needed to unload his bollock gravy big time.|
a male pubic hair.
|Wolfman 118: You’re about a bollock-hair’s breadth away from an official reprimand.|
|Get Your Cock Out 27: Buggering, fur sliding, wanking, being noshed, shooting out pint after pint of bollock snot.|
see also compounds under bollock n.
to make a mistake, to blunder.
|Mint (1955) 49: ‘Christ,’ he called to us after, ‘I didn’t half drop a bollock then. It was old man Jim himself.’.|
|(con. 1940s) Borstal Boy 269: This [...] is where he dropped a ballock.|
|He Died with His Eyes Open 124: If Bowman dropped a bollock, he could usually blame someone under him.|
|Indep. Rev. 27 Aug. 10: Your grandad will drop a bollock if he finds out you’re courting a Paki.|
|OnLine Dict. of Playground Sl. [Internet] leper adj. A general insult. Usually in relation to a lack of intelligence/ability – after someone drops a bollock.|
|in Guardian 9 June [Internet] A giant message reading: ‘You’re all going to drop a complete bollock with this youth turnout stuff’.|