buxom

adjective
bux·​om | \ ˈbək-səm How to pronounce buxom (audio) \

Definition of buxom

1 : vigorously or healthily plump a buxom warm friendly woman— Burl Ives specifically : full-bosomed
2 archaic : full of gaiety
3 obsolete
b : offering little resistance : flexible wing silently the buxom air— John Milton

Other Words from buxom

buxomly adverb
buxomness noun

Examples of buxom in a Sentence

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First Known Use of buxom

12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 3a

History and Etymology for buxom

Middle English buxsum, from Old English *būhsum; akin to Old English būgan to bend — more at bow

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4 Aug 2022

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“Buxom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buxom. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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buxom

adjective
bux·​om | \ ˈbək-səm How to pronounce buxom (audio) \

Kids Definition of buxom

: having a healthy plump form

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