Definition of balls noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//bɔːlz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//bɔːlz//
    (taboo, slang) Brave
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  1. 1[uncountable] (British English) nonsense That's a load of balls!
  2. 2[plural] courage She's got balls, I'll say that for her. It took a lot of balls to do that. See related entries: Brave
  3. 3Balls! (British English) exclamation used as a swear word when you are disagreeing with something, or when you are angry about something Less offensive ways to express this are ‘Nonsense!’, ‘Rubbish!’ or ‘Come off it!’
  4. 4[plural] testicles
  5. Idioms
    go balls out (taboo, slang)
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    to do something in a very determined or extreme way, especially when it means taking risks The team went balls out in the final.