buxomness
noun see buxom

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Buxomness — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • buxomness — See buxomly. * * * …   Universalium

  • buxomness — noun The state or condition of being buxom …   Wiktionary

  • buxomness — sb. == obedience. RG. 234, 318. AS. buhsomnes, from ‘bugan,’ to bow …   Oldest English Words

  • buxomness — n. chubbiness, largeness (generally referring to a woman s bosom) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • buxomness — bux·om·ness …   English syllables

  • buxomness — noun the bodily property of being attractively plump and vigorous and (of women) full bosomed • Derivationally related forms: ↑buxom • Hypernyms: ↑plumpness, ↑embonpoint, ↑roundness …   Useful english dictionary

  • buxom — adjective Etymology: Middle English buxsum, from Old English *būhsum; akin to Old English būgan to bend more at bow Date: 12th century 1. obsolete a. obedient, tractable b. offering little …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • buxom — buxomly, adv. buxomness, n. /buk seuhm/, adj. 1. (of a woman) full bosomed. 2. (of a woman) healthy, plump, cheerful, and lively. [1125 75; ME, earlier buhsum pliant, equiv. to OE buh (var. s. of bugan to BOW1) + sum SOME1] * * * …   Universalium

  • buxom — [ bʌks(ə)m] adjective (of a woman) full figured with large breasts. Derivatives buxomness noun Origin ME (in the sense compliant , later lively and good tempered , influenced by the assoc. of plumpness with an easy going nature): from the stem of …   English new terms dictionary

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