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1. rude slang Fearless, bold, or gutsy, especially to an impudent or reckless degree. ("Balls," as a slang term for testicles, is often used figuratively to refer to resourceful daring and courageousness.) That was ballsy, asking the boss to explain his decision in front of everyone like that. Ballsy move. I hope you don't come to regret it.
2. rude slang Decidedly or excessively masculine and aggressive in behavior or attitude. ("Balls," as a slang term for testicles, is often used figuratively to refer to masculinity as a whole.) Teenaged boys often feel like they have to prove how ballsy they are to their friends and peers, lest they come across as being sissies. You have to be careful as a woman in business. If you're too ballsy, you come across as intimidating and off-putting—if you're too complaisant, then you're nothing but a pushover.
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1. mod. courageous; daring; foolhardy. (Usually said of a male. Usually objectionable.) Who is that ballsy jerk climbing the side of the building?
2. mod. aggressive; masculine. (Said of a female, especially a masculine female. Usually objectionable.) You act too ballsy, Lillian. You put people off.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.