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buxom


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  buxom 
  adj  1:  (of  a  woman's  body)  having  pleasing  curves;  "Hollywood  seems 
  full  of  curvaceous  blondes";  "a  curvy  young  woman  in  a 
  tight  dress"  [syn:  {bosomy},  {curvaceous},  {curvy},  {full-bosomed}, 
  {sonsie},  {sonsy},  {voluptuous}] 
  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}] 




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