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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 ?
As soon as the ball gets past them, it's in touch, and out of play.
The new ball you may see lie there quite by itself, in the middle, pointing towards the School or island goal; in another minute it will be well on its way there.
The duke, who had latterly been allowed a fire, burned the letter, but kept the ball, and went to bed, hiding the ball under his bolster.
Now, my lord, give me, if you have not lost it, the ball -- that which contained the letter.
After he had read them he laughed and stuffed them away in his pockets to become round hard balls.
He paused, and just as he was about to say something more, another ball stopped him.
One ball after another passed over as he approached and he felt a nervous shudder run down his spine.
He was definitely afraid that the Mingotts might be going too far; that, in fact, they might have Granny Mingott's orders to bring the Countess Olenska to the ball.
After a moment he added: "Only I wish it hadn't had to be at a ball.
I am by no means of the opinion, I assure you," said he, "that a ball of this kind, given by a young man of character, to respectable people, can have any evil tendency; and I am so far from objecting to dancing myself, that I shall hope to be honoured with the hands of all my fair cousins in the course of the evening; and I take this opportunity of soliciting yours, Miss Elizabeth, for the two first dances especially, a preference which I trust my cousin Jane will attribute to the right cause, and not to any disrespect for her.
It was not in compliment to Jane Fairfax however that he was so indifferent, or so indignant; he was not guided by her feelings in reprobating the ball, for she enjoyed the thought of it to an extraordinary degree.
Edmund, William, and Fanny did, in their different ways, look and speak as much grateful pleasure in the promised ball as Sir Thomas could desire.
When he had gone into the house, Ursula, turning impatiently from the window, tripped and almost fell over the big ball of homespun yarn her father had flung on the floor.
The young woman did as she was bid, and when she had taken her place and turned to face him the boy threw the ball to her.
Then the Prince rode home to the old Mother Dragon, who was full of wonder when she saw him, and said, 'You have succeeded to-day in looking after my mare, and as a reward you shall come to my ball to-night.