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Buxom Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    buxom adj
  1. (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" [syn: bosomy, busty, curvaceous, curvy, full-bosomed, sonsie, sonsy, voluptuous, well-endowed]
  2. euphemisms for slightly fat; "a generation ago...buxom actresses were popular"- Robt.A.Hamilton; "chubby babies"; "pleasingly plump" [syn: chubby, embonpoint, plump, zaftig, zoftig]
Buxom Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Buxom \Bux"om\, a. [OE. buxum, boxom, buhsum, pliable, obedient, AS. b[=o]csum, b[=u]hsum (akin to D. buigzaam blexible, G. biegsam); b[=u]gan 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.
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