bim·​bo ˈbim-(ˌ)bō How to pronounce bimbo (audio)
plural bimbos
informal + usually disparaging : woman
especially : an attractive but vacuous woman
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

Word History


perhaps from Italian bimbo baby

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of bimbo was in 1918

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Cite this Entry

“Bimbo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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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