BUXOM

buxom, zaftig, zoftig

(adjective) (of a female body) healthily plump and vigorous; “a generation ago...buxom actresses were popular”- Robt.A.Hamilton

bosomy, busty, buxom, curvaceous, curvy, full-bosomed, sonsie, sonsy, stacked, voluptuous, well-endowed

(adjective) (of a woman’s body) having a large bosom and pleasing curves; “Hollywood seems full of curvaceous blondes”; “a curvy young woman in a tight dress”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Adjective

buxom (comparative buxomer or more buxom, superlative buxomest or most buxom)

(obsolete, archaic, rare) Pliant, obedient, tractable (to) (i.e. easily moved or bent, morally).

(obsolete) Submissive, humble, meek (as subsense of 4).

(obsolete) Gracious, indulgent, favourable; obliging, amiable, courteous, affable, kindly (as subsense of 1).

(obsolete) With infinitive: Easily moved, prone, ready (as subsense of 1).

(obsolete, archaic, poetic) Flexible, pliant (arising from sense 1).

(obsolete, archaic) Blithe, gladsome, bright, lively, gay (attested after 1).

(dated, of a man or woman) Cheerful, happy (possibly as subsense of 6).

(dated, chiefly of women) Full of health, vigour, and good temper; well-favoured, plump and comely, 'jolly', comfortable-looking (in person). (arising from sense 6).

(of a woman) Having a full, voluptuous figure, especially possessing large breasts (as subsense of 8).

Synonyms

• (having a full, voluptuous figure): bosomy, big-breasted, busty, chesty, curvaceous, curvy, shapely, round, full-throated; see also voluptuous

Source: Wiktionary


Bux"om, a. Etym: [OE. buxum, boxom, buhsum, pliable, obedient, AS. bocsum, buhsum (akin to D. buigzaam blexible, G. biegsam); bugan to bow, bend + -sum, E. -some. See Bow to bend, and -some.]

1. Yielding; pliable or compliant; ready to obey; obedient; tractable; docile; meek; humble. [Obs.] So wild a beast, so tame ytaught to be, And buxom to his bands, is joy to see. Spenser. I submit myself unto this holy church of Christ, to be ever buxom and obedient to the ordinance of it. Foxe.

2. Having the characteristics of health, vigor, and comeliness, combined with a gay, lively manner; stout and rosy; jolly; frolicsome. A daughter fair, So buxom, blithe, and debonair. Milton. A parcel of buxom bonny dames, that were laughing, singing, dancing, and as merry as the day was long. Tatler.

– Bux"om*ly, adv.

– Bux"om*ness, n.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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