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ˈbʌk səmbux·om

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bosomy, busty, buxom, curvaceous, curvy, full-bosomed, sonsie, sonsy, stacked, voluptuous, well-endowedadjective

    (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"

  2. buxom, zaftig, zoftigadjective

    (of a female body) healthily plump and vigorous

    "a generation ago...buxom actresses were popular"- Robt.A.Hamilton;


  1. buxomadjective

    Having a full, voluptuous figure, especially possessing large breasts.

  2. buxomadjective

    Healthy, lively.

  3. buxomadjective

    Cheerful, lively, happy.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. BUXOMadjective

    Etymology: bucsum, Sax. from bugan, to bend. It originally signified obedient, as John de Trevisa, a clergyman, tells his patron, that he is obedient and buxom to all his commands. In an old form of marriage used before the Reformation, the bride promised to be obedient and buxom in bed and at board; from which expression, not well understood, its present meaning seems to be derived.

    He did tread down, and disgrace all the English, and set up and countenance the Irish; thinking thereby to make them more tractable and buxom to his government. Edmund Spenser, Ireland.

    He, with broad sails,
    Winnow’d the buxom air. John Milton.

    I’m born
    Again a fresh child of the buxom morn,
    Heir of the sun’s first beams. Richard Crashaw.

    Zephyr, with Aurora playing,
    As he met her once a maying,
    Fill’d her with thee, a daughter fair,
    So buxom, blithe, and debonnair. John Milton.

    Sturdy swains,
    In clean array, for rustick dance prepare,
    Mixt with the buxom damsels, hand in hand,
    They frisk and bound. Philips.

    Almighty Jove descends, and pours
    Into his buxom bride his fruitful show’rs. John Dryden, Virgil.

    She feign’d the rites of Bacchus! cry’d aloud,
    And to the buxom god the virgin vow’d. John Dryden, Æneid.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Buxomadjective

    yielding; pliable or compliant; ready to obey; obedient; tractable; docile; meek; humble

  2. Buxomadjective

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Buxom

    buks′um, adj. yielding, elastic: gay, lively, jolly.—n. Bux′omness, the quality of being buxom: liveliness: gaiety. [M. E. buhsum, pliable, obedient—A.S. búgan, to bow, yield, and affix Some.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of buxom in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of buxom in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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    applied to a fish depicted horizontally
    • A. naiant
    • B. inexpiable
    • C. commensal
    • D. repugnant

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