bim·​bo ˈbim-(ˌ)bō How to pronounce bimbo (audio)
plural bimbos
dated slang, usually disparaging : man, fellow
… no recently engaged bimbo cares to discover that he was not the little woman's first choice.P. G. Wodehouse
informal + usually disparaging : woman
… evidence of how her hubby's been cheating on her with various bimbosDan Greenburg
especially : an attractive but stupid woman
We didn't want a blond bimbo in that role … we wanted her to be smart. Hugh Wilson

Word History


perhaps from Italian bimbo baby

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bimbo was in 1918

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“Bimbo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Bim·​bo ˈbēm-bō How to pronounce Bimbo (audio)
town, the second most populous in the Central African Republic, located south-southwest of Bangui on the Ubangi River across from the Democratic Republic of the Congo population 124,000

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