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English definition of “bollocking”

bollocking

noun [C]     /ˈbɒl.ə.kɪŋ/ US  /ˈbɑː.lə-/ UK offensive
angry words spoken to someone who has done something wrong: She gave me a right bollocking for being late.Chastising and rebuking
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