WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
Bol•shie  (bōlshē, bol-),USA pronunciation n. [Slang.]
  1. GovernmentBolshevik.
  2. GovernmentBolshevist.
  • Bolsh(evik) + -ie 1915–20


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

bolshie, bolshy(sometimes capital) /ˈbɒlʃɪ/ Brit informal adj
  1. difficult to manage; rebellious
  2. politically radical or left-wing
n ( pl -shies)
  1. derogatory any political radical
Etymology: 20th Century: shortened from Bolshevik



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