1. South Midland and Southern U.S. thorough; blatant; unmistakable: a bodacious gossip.
  2. Slang.
    1. remarkable; outstanding: a bodacious story.
    2. audacious; bold or brazen.
    3. sexy; voluptuous.


  1. slang, mainly US impressive or remarkable; excellent

1837 (implied in bodaciously), Southern U.S. slang, perhaps from bodyaciously “bodily, totally,” or a blend of bold and audacious, which suits the earliest attested sense of the word. Popularized anew by 1982 Hollywood film “An Officer and a Gentleman.”

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