What does bombshell mean?

Definitions for bombshell

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bombshell(noun)

    an entertainer who has a sensational effect

    "she was a blonde bombshell"

  2. bombshell, thunderbolt, thunderclap(noun)

    a shocking surprise

    "news of the attack came like a bombshell"

  3. bombshell(noun)

    an explosive bomb or artillery shell


  1. bombshell(Noun)

    a bomb or artillery shell designed to explode on impact

  2. bombshell(Noun)

    something that is very surprising, shocking, amazing or sensational

  3. bombshell(Noun)

    someone who is very attractive (compare sex symbol)

    Diana Dors, the "1950s blonde bombshell" ...

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bombshell(noun)

    a bomb. See Bomb, n


  1. Bombshell

    The term bombshell is a forerunner to the term "sex symbol" and originally used to describe popular female sex icons. Modern slang refers to a bombshell as an extremely sexually attractive woman. The Online Etymology Dictionary by Douglas Harper attests the usage of the term in this general meaning since 1942, although earlier Jean Harlow was so nicknamed. Bombshells are a special kind of sex symbol. Bombshells are popular icons recognized for their hourglass figures, their large breasts, sex appeal, and originally their blondness. After Jean Harlow, other icons of popular culture who have widely been referred to as a "Bombshell" include Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth, Diana Dors, Jayne Mansfield, Mamie Van Doren, Jane Russell, Ava Gardner, Brigitte Bardot, Kim Novak, Sophia Loren, Ann-Margret, Raquel Welch, Ursula Andress, and, in more recent popular culture, Katy Perry, Kaley Cuoco, Miranda Kerr, Sofia Vergara, Megan Fox, Kate Upton, Anna Nicole Smith, Pamela Anderson, Monica Bellucci, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Katie Price, Keeley Hazell, Pixie Lott, and Dita Von Teese. Diosa Costello was known as "the Original Latin Bombshell"

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bombshell in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bombshell in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of bombshell in a Sentence

  1. Nathan Sales:

    It is not a smoking gun -- but it is a bombshell.

  2. Mitt Romney:

    We have good reason to believe that there's a bombshell in Donald Trump's taxes.

  3. Mitt Romney:

    We have good reason to believe that there is a bombshell in Donald Trump’s taxes.

  4. Mitt Romney:

    There is only one logical explanation for Mr. Trump's refusal to release his returns: There is a bombshell in them.

  5. Mitt Romney:

    There is only one logical explanation for Mr. Trump's refusal to release his returns : there is a bombshell in them.

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Translations for bombshell

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  • Bombe, SexbombeGerman
  • οβίδα, σεξοβόμβαGreek
  • pibónSpanish
  • seksipommi, povipommi, pommiFinnish
  • surprise, bombe, obusFrench
  • bombázó, szexbombaHungarian
  • sprengikúla, stórviðburður, æsifréttaefni, óvænt atvik, sprengja, þruma úr heiðskíru lofti, æsifregnIcelandic
  • granata, schianto, bombaItalian
  • sensacja, seksbombaPolish
  • bomba, sensação, granadaPortuguese
  • снаряд, секс-бомба, бомба, сенсацияRussian

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