bobble vs bollocks what difference

what is difference between bobble and bollocks

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɒbəl/
  • Rhymes: -ɒbəl
  • Homophone: bauble (in accents with the cot-caught merger)

Noun

bobble (plural bobbles)

  1. A furry ball attached on top of a hat.
  2. (Britain) Elasticated band used for securing hair (for instance in a ponytail), a hair tie
  3. (informal) A pill (a ball formed on the surface of the fabric, as on laundered clothes).
  4. (knitting) A localized set of stitches forming a raised bump.
    • 2008, Claire Compton, Sue Whiting, The Knitting and Crochet Bible (page 45)
      From the top the sample shows four stitch popcorns, five stitch bobbles, two rows of bells and a central leaf with leaves sloping to the left and right each side.
  5. A wobbling motion.

Derived terms

  • bobble hat
  • bobblehead
  • bobbly
  • head bobble

Translations

Verb

bobble (third-person singular simple present bobbles, present participle bobbling, simple past and past participle bobbled)

  1. (intransitive) To bob up and down.
  2. (US) To make a mistake in.
  3. (intransitive) To roll slowly.
    • November 17 2012, BBC Sport: Arsenal 5-2 Tottenham [1]
      A neat interchange between Mikel Arteta and Wilshere set up Podolski and his finish bobbled into the net via Gallas.

Derived terms

  • bobbler

Translations



English

Alternative forms

  • b******s, b****cks (bowdlerized)

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbɒ.ləks/
  • Noun, verb
  • Interjection

Etymology 1

From Middle English ballokes (plural of ballok), from Old English beallucas (nominative plural of bealluc). Synchronically analyzable as bollock +‎ -s.

Noun

bollocks pl (normally plural, singular bollock)

  1. (Britain, Ireland, vulgar) The testicles (sometimes used in the singular)
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:testicles
  2. (Britain, Ireland, vulgar) Nonsense or information deliberately intended to mislead.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:nonsense
  3. (Ireland, vulgar, used as singular) An idiot, an ignorant or disagreeable person.
  4. (Britain, vulgar) Contraction of the dog’s bollocks.
Alternative forms
  • ballocks
  • ballicks, ballix (Northern Ireland)
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

bollocks (third-person singular simple present bollockses, present participle bollocksing, simple past and past participle bollocksed)

  1. (transitive, Britain, taboo, slang) To break.
  2. (transitive, Britain, taboo, slang) (also bollocks up) To fail (a task); to make a mess of.
Translations

Interjection

bollocks

  1. (Britain, Ireland, taboo, slang) An expression of anger, frustration, etc.
  2. (Britain, Ireland, taboo, slang) An expression of incredulity.
Synonyms
  • Horlicks (euphemism)
  • (expression of anger): See Thesaurus:dammit
  • (expression of frustration): See Thesaurus:screw this
  • (expression of incredulity): See Thesaurus:bullshit
Translations

Etymology 2

See bollock

Verb

bollocks

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of bollock

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