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 Dictionary entry overview: What does buxom mean? 

BUXOM (adjective)
  The adjective BUXOM has 2 senses:

1. (of a woman's body) having a large bosom and pleasing curves
2. euphemisms for slightly fat

  Familiarity information: BUXOM used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

BUXOM (adjective)

Sense 1buxom [BACK TO TOP]


(of a woman's body) having a large bosom and pleasing curves


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

Context examples:

Hollywood seems full of curvaceous blondes / a curvy young woman in a tight dress


shapely (having a well-proportioned and pleasing shape)

Sense 2buxom [BACK TO TOP]


Euphemisms for slightly fat


chubby; embonpoint; plump; zaftig; zoftig; buxom

Context examples:

a generation ago...buxom actresses were popular / chubby babies / pleasingly plump


fat (having much flesh (especially fat))

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