• WordNet 3.6
    • adj buxom (of a female body) healthily plump and vigorous; "a generation ago...buxom actresses were popular"- Robt.A.Hamilton"
    • adj buxom (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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: At the 1970 Oscar ceremonies, buxom Raquel Welch presented the award for best "special visual effects."
    • Buxom having a pronounced womanly shape.
    • Buxom 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."
      "A parcel of buxom bonny dames, that were laughing, singing, dancing, and as merry as the day was long."
    • Buxom Yielding; pliable or compliant; ready to obey; obedient; tractable; docile; meek; humble. "So wild a beast, so tame ytaught to be,
      And buxom to his bands, is joy to see."
      "I submit myself unto this holy church of Christ, to be ever buxom and obedient to the ordinance of it."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • buxom Yielding to pressure; flexible; unresisting.
    • buxom Obedient; obsequious; submissive.
    • buxom Having health and comeliness together with a lively disposition; healthy and cheerful; brisk; jolly; lively and vigorous.
    • buxom Showing vigor or robustness; sturdy; fresh; brisk: said of things: as, “buxom valour,”
    • buxom Amorous; wanton.
    • buxom To be obedient; yield.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Buxom buks′um yielding, elastic: gay, lively, jolly
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. buxum, boxom, buhsum, pliable, obedient, AS. bōcsum, būhsum,akin to D. buigzaam, blexible, G. biegsam,); būgan, to bow, bend + -sum, E. -some,. See Bow to bend, and -some
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. buhsum, pliable, obedient—A.S. búgan, to bow, yield, and affix Some.


In literature:

One of these, a girl perhaps fourteen years of age, buxom and comely, caught the eye of Brother Michel.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 18 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
But Tim's cottage lay in Mrs. Jarvis's homeward way, and as her lagging footsteps passed the door, the buxom form of Tim's wife appeared.
"For John's Sake" by Annie Frances Perram
Even now she was so buxom and blooming that she looked like a gigantic edition of a swaddling babe.
"Pretty Michal" by Mór Jókai
A youth who had in his escort two buxom girls grew tired of being hustled about.
"Belford's Magazine, Vol 2, December 1888" by Various
The door was opened by his servant-girl Louise, a buxom wench of some eighteen or twenty.
"Tales from "Blackwood," Volume 2" by Various
The word buxom could be justly applied to her.
"Helen Grant's Schooldays" by Amanda M. Douglas
A buxom mother, her precocious son, and two married couples upon holiday formed an appreciative audience.
"The Great Keinplatz Experiment and Other Tales of Twilight and the Unseen" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Plump and buxom at eighteen, they are old women when they have reached twice that age.
"The Cruise of the Elena or Yachting in the Hebrides" by J. Ewing Ritchie
By the window was a dressmaker's bust, mournfully buxom.
"Carnival" by Compton Mackenzie
Fine buxom creature, isn't she?
"A Top-Floor Idyl" by George van Schaick

In poetry:

If Carrie heard, she heeded not,
Default she wholly made,
And John has still a spouseless cot,
If not a buxom maid
"John Marshall's Divorce" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
It's real Yorkshire pudden that makes Yorkshire lassies
So buxom and broad in the hips,
It's real Yorkshire pudden that makes Yorkshire cricketers
Win County championships.
"Yorkshire Pudden" by Weston and Lee
Flowers are fresh, and bushes green,
Cheerily the linnets sing;
Winds are soft, and skies serene;
Time, however, soon shall throw
Winter's snow
O'er the buxom breast of Spring!
"Blighted Love" by Luis Vaz de Camoes
And I will meet thee there, bonny Mary O!
When a-milking you repair, bonny Mary O!
And I'll kiss thee on the grass, my buxom, bonny lass,
And be thine own for aye, bonny Mary O!
"Bonny Mary O!" by John Clare
Thus roared Poseidon,
And into the sea plunged back;
While, over his vulgar sailor's joke,
Laughed under the water
Amphitrite, the buxom fishwife,
And the stupid daughters of Nereus.
"The North Sea -- First Cycle" by Heinrich Heine
The smiles and loves once fled, are ever fled,
And fled each blithesome hour that first had shone,
When jocund fancy, like some buxom maid,
Before them danc'd, and led them sporting on.
"Time: An Elegy. Written Near The Ruins Of Elgin Cathedral" by Robert Alves

In news:

Our waitress is a lovely, buxom redhead with a tight pink blouse and a green miniskirt.
Bare Escentuals Buxom Lip Tarnish in Caught on Tape.
Buxom paralegal an unfair tactic in lawsuit.
Police in Australia are looking for the so called ' Buxom Bandit' who robbed a gas station this morning.
The buxom blonde says she made the decision to get her eggs frozen while still living in the Playboy Mansion with her then-lover Hugh Hefner.
Fashion appeals to skinny girls, super-models, buxom bodies, full-figured, and all those in between.
Men, or at least male biologists, have long been alarmed that their tiny Y chromosome , once the same size as its buxom partner, the X, will continue to wither away until it simply vanishes.
When a rock band puts out a skin-filled video titled 'Hot Buns ,' one would expect the effort to be filled with buxom Playboy model types.
If the buxom blonde doesn't descend the basement stairs, light burned out, to investigate what that suspicious-sounding noise was, you don't have much of a movie.
These four buxom lasses hail from the New Castle area of England, and have the accents to match.
The buxom babe releases her single 'I Like It Loud' and shares thoughts on gay rights -- and her blossoming friendship with Simon Cowell.
Men, or at least male biologists, have long been alarmed that their tiny Y chromosome, once the same size as its buxom partner, the X, will continue to wither away until it simply vanishes.
Your makeup drawer is about to get a little more crowded, thanks to the geniuses over at Buxom.
Sofia Vergara has never looked more beautiful or buxom.
Young, once Miami Beach resident and local DJ was glamed up by Ruiz and his crew in the spirit of a 40's buxom pin -up girl.