bustier; bustiest
: having a large bust

Examples of busty in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a divorced father who disguises himself as the titular busty housekeeper to spend more time with his kids, Williams’ antics are nicely tempered by director Chris Columbus, who threads humor with emotion in admirable fashion. Declan Gallagher, EW.com, 21 Jan. 2024 This suit is available in four prints and colors, and five sizes, plus the option for regular or busty fit. Maya Polton Updated, Parents, 10 Aug. 2023 For her latest dip in the pool, Hayek donned a hot pink one-piece featuring thick straps and a sweetheart neckline, continuing her reign as queen of busty girl swimspo. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 24 July 2023 Throughout the flat are half-finished sculptures of busty women, bags of papers, books, bric-a-brac, passable (from a distance) replicas of military uniforms; miscellaneous items gathered and hoarded for some future use. Max Olesker, Longreads, 13 July 2023 Standing next to me … were leggy, busty blondes in body-revealing dresses with slashes of red lipstick highlighting their pretty faces. Frances Negron-Muntaner, Washington Post, 29 May 2023 Bit’s interactions with her family and peers — gawking or jeering at her busty pubescent figure — reveal how even our friends and loved ones can be complicit, to small and large degrees, in the ways women and girls are denied agency over their bodies. New York Times, 19 Apr. 2022 Similar giant figures of saints and Jesus starred in religious services and festivals in Spain and colonial Mexico; modern artisans like Arroyo shape 16- to 20-foot tall busty brides and rakish grooms, crazy-eyed devils, and Día de los Muertos skeletons. Jennifer Barger, National Geographic, 19 Oct. 2020 Chlöe Bailey Chlöe Bailey made a stop-and-stare appearance at the Swarm premiere, dressed in a busty gunmetal gray moto zip-up dress. Zizi Strater, Peoplemag, 15 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of busty was in 1867

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“Busty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/busty. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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