bim·​bo | \ ˈbim-(ˌ)bō How to pronounce bimbo (audio) \
plural bimbos

Definition of bimbo

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 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
2 informal + usually disparaging : woman … evidence of how her hubby's been cheating on her with various bimbos— Dan 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


geographical name
Bim·​bo | \ ˈbēm-bō How to pronounce Bimbo (audio) \

Definition of Bimbo (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Examples of bimbo in a Sentence

Noun Her husband ran off with some bimbo. a scandal involving a bimbo that effectively ended the congressman's career

First Known Use of bimbo


1918, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bimbo


perhaps from Italian bimbo baby

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“Bimbo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of bimbo

informal + disapproving : an attractive but stupid woman

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