him·​bo ˈhim-(ˌ)bō How to pronounce himbo (audio)
plural himbos
: an attractive but vacuous man

Examples of himbo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kelce didn’t exactly defeat the himbo allegations in a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal. Vulture, 22 Nov. 2023 The clip is rife with clowns, juggling, and Harry lip-syncing with a himbo’s sense of whimsy, confirming that his unserious era will never end. Bella Arnold, Vulture, 19 July 2023 Also, Ryan Gosling is along for the ride as her perpetual himbo companion, Ken. Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 22 July 2023 The helmet-head himbo was introduced in 1961 — two years after Barbie — and from inception, he was intended to be a boyfriend, not a husband, her companion but not a legally binding one. Anne Branigin, Washington Post, 15 July 2023 That quality can also be seen in the story of Ken, who is distinctively a himbo—a sweet, well-meaning man who might not always be the brightest. Time, 6 July 2023 The second season marks the first commission for the first-look deal as Daniels returns to oversee five himbos and five daddies looking for love and not being kicked out of the glitzy mansion in which the competition series For the Love of DILFs is set. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 June 2023 Played by Ryan Gosling, the Barbie movie’s Ken seems to be the ultimate himbo: body for sin, head full of rocks, crotch with nothing there. Vulture, 24 May 2023 Pratt, it should be said, is perfectly capable of the sort of outsized performance Mario needed, having previously turned in himbos of equal, puppyish élan in The Lego Movie and Guardians of the Galaxy. Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, 5 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History


blend of him and bimbo

First Known Use

1988, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of himbo was in 1988

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“Himbo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/himbo. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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