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