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balls

1. n. the testicles. (Usually objectionable.) He got hit in the balls in the football game.
2. exclam. of disbelief. (Usually an exclamation: Balls! Usually objectionable.) Out of gas! Balls! I just filled it up!
3. n. courage; bravado. (Usually refers to a male, but occasionally refers to female. Usually objectionable.) He doesn’t have enough balls to do that!
See also: ball
References in classic literature ?
D'Artagnan sprang up with a bound, and at the same instant the ball from the other musket tore up the gravel on the very spot on the road where he had thrown himself with his face to the ground.
However, the duke contrived to hide the ball under his bolster and as soon as the door was closed he tore off the cover of the ball with his teeth and found underneath the following letter:
Then, bringing it down with a sweep, he drove the ball with a lofty slice some fifty yards.
He paused, and just as he was about to say something more, another ball stopped him.
But at the end of half an hour he arose, growled wrathfully at the motionless ball, and trotted on.
My dear sir, a battle would look much the same to you, except that the boys would be men, and the balls iron; but a battle would be worth your looking at for all that, and so is a football match.
No, my dear, for me there are no balls now where one enjoys oneself," said Anna, and Kitty detected in her eyes that mysterious world which was not open to her.
There the physician approached him with the bat he had made, saying, "Take this, sire, and strike the ball till you feel your hand and whole body in a glow.
But if you wish to see the Flower Queen's daughter go up the second mountain: the Dragon's old mother lives there, and she has a ball every night, to which the Flower Queen's daughter goes regularly.
The girls grieved over such a number of ladies, but were comforted the day before the ball by hearing, that instead of twelve he brought only six with him from London-- his five sisters and a cousin.
If they were at home to grace the ball, a ball you would have this very Christmas.
Now she had a golden ball in her hand, which was her favourite plaything; and she was always tossing it up into the air, and catching it again as it fell.
Julius Beaufort, on the night of her annual ball, never failed to appear at the Opera; indeed, she always gave her ball on an Opera night in order to emphasise her complete superiority to household cares, and her possession of a staff of servants competent to organise every detail of the entertainment in her absence.
I suppose this will be the last ball of the season?
Also, when she was batting she would pause though the ball was in the air to point out to you that she was wearing new shoes.