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buxom

adjective bux·om \ˈbək-səm\

of a woman : healthy and attractive with large breasts

Full Definition of BUXOM

1
obsolete
a :  obedient, tractable
b :  offering little resistance :  flexible <wing silently the buxom air — John Milton>
2
archaic :  full of gaiety
3
:  vigorously or healthily plump; specifically :  full-bosomed
bux·om·ly adverb
bux·om·ness noun

Origin of BUXOM

Middle English buxsum, from Old English *būhsum; akin to Old English būgan to bend — more at bow
First Known Use: 12th century
BUXOMNESS Defined for Kids

buxom

adjective bux·om \ˈbək-səm\

Definition of BUXOM for Kids

:  having a healthy plump form

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