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buxom

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Etymology

From the stem of Old English būgan ‘bend, bow’ + -some.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈbʌksəm/

Adjective

buxom (comparative buxomer, superlative buxomest)

Positive
buxom

Comparative
buxomer

Superlative
buxomest

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Having a full, voluptuous figure, especially possessing large breasts.
    • 2003, "Milestones," Time, 23 Jul.,
      DIED. Robert Brooks, 69, canny businessman who, as chairman of Hooters, turned the bar-restaurant chain, famed for buxom waitresses in orange hot pants, into an international success.
  2. (dated, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Healthy, lively.
    • 1896, Thomas Hardy, A Group of Noble Dames, "Dame the Eighth: The Lady Penelope,"
      So heated and impassioned, indeed, would they become, that the lady hardly felt herself safe in their company at such times, notwithstanding that she was a brave and buxom damsel, not easily put out, and with a daring spirit of humour in her composition.
  3. (archaic) Cheerful, lively, happy.
    • 1819, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe, ch. 41,
      The Outlaw accordingly led the way, followed by the buxom Monarch, more happy, probably, in this chance meeting with Robin Hood and his foresters, than he would have been in again assuming his royal state.

Synonyms

References

  • buxom” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.

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