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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. Richard Burr:

    The committee has spent the last 16 months reviewing the sources, tradecraft and analytic work underpinning the intelligence community assessment and sees no reason to dispute the conclusions, the committee continues its investigation, and I am hopeful that this installment of the committee’s work will soon be followed by additional summaries providing the American people with clarity around Russia’s activities regarding U.S. elections. Whether Russian authorities sought to meddle in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump prevail has been a key point of contention between House and Senate intelligence committees. SEVEN KEY HIGHLIGHTS FROM BOMBSHELL WATCHDOG REPORT INTO DOJ, FBI BIAS In May, Senate Intelligence Committee leaders backed the 2017 intel community report that formally accused Russia of trying to interfere in the election to the Trump campaign's benefit. The Russian effort was extensive, sophisticated and ordered by President Putin Donald Trump for the purpose of helping Donald Trump and hurting Hilary Clinton, top Senate committee Democrat Mark Warner said in a joint statement at the time. But on the other side of Capitol Hill, Republicans on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence have disputed the conclusion that Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted to help Donald Trump. GOP members of the House panel have cited significant intelligence tradecraft failings in the intelligence community's findings, saying it is inappropriate to conclude that The Russians acted specifically to assist Donald Trump.

  2. Nathan Sales:

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

  3. Jorge Godoyfor:

    And I looked over at the cinematographer and like, both of our eyes were big as saucers. And I thought, holy s ---, this is going to be a wild one. EL CHAPO TRIED TO SMUGGLE COCAINE IN JALAPEO CANS, WAS INVOLVED IN NUMEROUS KILLINGS, PROSECUTORS SAY The filmmaker said this was the beginning of one stunning revelation after another. But I think the biggest bombshell of all for me and for all of us was that this story is much more complicated and this conspiracy is much more deep and vast than any of us had any idea of going into it in terms of all of the parties that are involved, and that was what really blew me away. Enrique' Rafael Caro-Quintero, the DEA agent murdered in Mexico in 1985. ( AP, File) My hope is that those revelations, whether they are involvement of a CIA asset or collusion by a DEA insider and the betrayal or even just the human toll it has taken on all these people after all these years just to see what it really looks like, what it felt like and how they carry it all these years later.

  4. Paul Burrell:

    It’s another bombshell blindsiding the palace, it’s extraordinary that Meghan and Harry didn’t know this was going to take place. Why didn’t her father tell her? Who’s giving him PR advice? You just chucked a big rock into the royal pool, and there’ll be ripples, and the ripples are coming.

  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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  • 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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    something that seduces or has the quality to seduce
    • A. intelligence
    • B. temptation
    • C. relocation
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