bolixed


verb (used with object), noun

  1. bollix.

verb (used with object) Informal.

  1. to do (something) badly; bungle (often followed by up): His interference bollixed up the whole deal.

noun

  1. a confused bungle.
v.

“bungle,” respelling (perhaps euphemistic) of bollocks, plural of bollock “testicle,” from Old English beallucas “testicles,” from Proto-Germanic *ball-, from PIE *bhel- (2) “to inflate, swell” (see bole). Related: Bollixed; bollixing.

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