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Meaning of BUXOM

Pronunciation:  'buksum

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  euphemisms for slightly fat; "a generation ago...buxom actresses were popular"- Robt.A.Hamilton; "chubby babies"; "pleasingly plump"
  2. [adj]  (of a woman's body) having a large bosom and pleasing curves; "Hollywood seems full of curvaceous blondes"; "a curvy young woman in a tight dress"

BUXOM is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: bosomy, busty, chubby, curvaceous, curvy, embonpoint, fat, full-bosomed, plump, shapely, sonsie, sonsy, voluptuous, well-endowed, zaftig, zoftig



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bux"om\, a. [OE. buxum, boxom, buhsum, pliable, obedient,
AS. b[=o]csum, b[=u]hsum (akin to D. buigzaam blexible, G.
biegsam); b[=u]gan to bow, bend + -sum, E. -some. See {Bow}
to bend, and {-some}.]
1. Yielding; pliable or compliant; ready to obey; obedient;
   tractable; docile; meek; humble. [Obs.]

         So wild a beast, so tame ytaught to be, And buxom to
         his bands, is joy to see.             --Spenser.

         I submit myself unto this holy church of Christ, to
         be ever buxom and obedient to the ordinance of it.

2. Having the characteristics of health, vigor, and
   comeliness, combined with a gay, lively manner; stout and
   rosy; jolly; frolicsome.

         A daughter fair, So buxom, blithe, and debonair.

         A parcel of buxom bonny dames, that were laughing,
         singing, dancing, and as merry as the day was long.
   -- {Bux"om*ly}, adv. -- {Bux"om*ness}, n.

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