Buxom definition

bŭksəm
(archaic) Lively; vivacious.
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The definition of buxom is a woman with large breasts.

An example of buxom is Marilyn Monroe.

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(obsolete) Obedient; yielding; pliant.
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Healthily plump and ample of figure.
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Full-bosomed.
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Having a full-bosomed figure.
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Obedient.
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Flexible; pliant.
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(of a woman) Having a full, voluptuous figure, especially possessing large breasts.
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(dated, of a woman) Healthy, lively.
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(archaic) Cheerful, lively, happy.
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(archaic) Healthy, comely, plump, jolly, etc.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of buxom - bucksome

Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
buxom
Comparative:
buxomer
Superlative:
buxomest

Origin of buxom

  • Middle English obedient from Old English būhsum from būgan to bend, submit bheug- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English buxum, buhsum (“bendsome, flexible, pliant, obedient”), from Old English *būhsum (“bendsome, pliant”), a derivative of Old English būgan (“to bend, bow”), equivalent to bow +‎ -some. Cognate with Dutch buigzaam (“flexible, pliant”), German biegsam (“flexible, pliant”).

    From Wiktionary