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buxom

Syllabification: bux·om
Pronunciation: /ˈbəksəm
 
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Definition of buxom in English:

adjective

(Of a woman) plump, especially with large breasts.
Example sentences
  • There are indeed western women - blonde, buxom women - who lead open, flirtatious and glamorous lives.
  • Men of a certain age wooed blonde, buxom women a generation younger.
  • So how then did the cited unmentionables, including a prized photograph of the buxom lady at age 22, become interred with someone else's bones?
Synonyms
shapely, ample, plump, rounded, full-figured, voluptuous, curvaceous, Rubenesque
informal busty, built, stacked, chesty, well endowed, curvy

Origin

Middle English: from the stem of Old English būgan 'to bend' (see bow2) + -some1. The original sense was 'compliant, obliging', later 'lively and good-tempered', influenced by the traditional association of plumpness and good health with an easygoing nature.

Derivatives

buxomness

1
noun
Example sentences
  • It is not only a matter of broad-shoulders and buxomness, but a matter of convention and stereotype.
  • Hey, I'm a red-blooded male, and I appreciate gratuitous buxomness as much as the next guy.
  • She was always a proudly curvy girl and toned her buxomness with vigorous exercise.

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