meaning of buxom

buxom meaning in General Dictionary

Yielding flexible or certified prepared follow obedient tractable docile meek humble

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  • (of a woman's human anatomy) having a big bosom and pleasing curves
  • (of a lady human body) healthily plump and vigorous
  • Yielding; flexible or compliant; prepared to obey; obedient; tractable; docile; meek; modest.
  • getting the faculties of wellness, vitality, and comeliness, combined with a gay, vibrant fashion; stout and rosy; jolly; frolicsome.

buxom meaning in Etymology Dictionary

belated 12c., buhsum "humble, obedient," from Proto-Germanic *buh- stem of Old English bugen "to bow" (see bow (v.)) + -som, for an overall total meaning "capable of being bent." Meaning progressed from "compliant, obliging," through "lively, jolly," "healthily plump, strenuous," to (in women, and perhaps influenced by lusty) "plump, comely" (1580s). In Johnson [1755] the primary definition is still "obedient, obsequious." Used often of tits, by 1950s it had begun to be utilized much more narrowly for "bosomy" and might be combined with thin (adj.). Dutch buigzaam, German biegsam "flexible, flexible" hew nearer to the initial sense of the English cognate.


buxom meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Yielding; pliable or compliant; willing to follow; obedient; tractable; docile; meek; humble.

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  • (a.) Getting the traits of health, vigor, and comeliness, combined with a gay, lively way; stout and rosy; jolly; frolicsome.

Sentence Examples with the word buxom

Angie was buxom and plump, but she was a hilarious entertainer.

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