(obsolete) Obedient; yielding; pliant.
(archaic) Healthy, comely, plump, jolly, etc.
The definition of buxom is a woman with large breasts.
An example of buxom is Marilyn Monroe.
(archaic) Lively; vivacious.
Having a full-bosomed figure.
Other Word Forms
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