Definition of Ballup

1. Noun. Something badly botched or muddled.

Exact synonyms: Balls-up, Cockup, Mess-up
Generic synonyms: Error, Fault, Mistake
Geographical relationships: Britain, Great Britain, U.k., Uk, United Kingdom, United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland
Derivative terms: Ball Up, Mess Up



Definition of Ballup

1. a botched confusion [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ballup

ballup (current term)
ballups
ballute
ballutes
bally
bally(a)
ballyard
ballyards
ballyhoo
ballyhoo artist
ballyhooed
ballyhooing
ballyhoos
ballyrag
ballyragged

Literary usage of Ballup

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1. English and Scottish Ballads by Francis James Child (1866)
"... against. ayont, beyond. ayre, by, 197, early. azon, 39, against, toward! [them]. bale, ruin, harm, mischief. ballup, 264, the front or flap ..."

2. Robin Hood: A Collection of All the Ancient Poems, Songs, and Ballads, Now by Joseph Ritson, Joseph Frank, Thomas Bewick (1832)
"Then he put on the old man's breeks, Was patch'd from ballup to side: By the troth of my body, bold Robin can say, This man lov'd little pride. ..."

3. English and Scottish Popular Ballads by Francis James Child, Helen Child Sargent (1904)
"... from ballup to side; < By the truth of my body,' bold Robin can say, ' This man lord little pride.' 16 Then he put on the old man's hose, ..."

4. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1847)
"... a kind of limestone found near Wenlock. Salop. BALLU. Mischief; sorrow. (Л.-S.) BALL-THISTLE. A species of thistle, mentioned by Gerard, p. 990. ballup. ..."

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