American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Slang A woman regarded as vacuous or as having an exaggerated interest in her sexual appeal.
- n. Slang A vacuous person: "a male bimbo ... who even has to be tutored ... in the clichés that comprise the basic interview” ( George F. Will).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of punch, drunk as a liqueur, made with six lemons and a pound of sugar to a quart of brandy and a quart of water.
- n. derogatory, slang A physically attractive woman who lacks intelligence.
- n. derogatory, slang A stupid or a foolish person.
- n. a young woman indulged by rich and powerful older men
- From Italian bimbo ("a child, a male baby"), variant of bambino ("child"). Originated in Italian American theater, attested 1919, as “stupid, inconsequential man”, by 1920 developed sense of “floozie, attractive and stupid woman”. Popularized in 1920s by Jack Conway of entertainment magazine Variety, who also popularized baloney ("nonsense") and palooka ("large stupid man"). Revived in popularity in 1980s US political sex scandals. (Wiktionary)
- Perhaps from Italian bimbo, baby. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Now these other bimbos are coming out -- this what they call a bimbo eruption.”
“We are lucky that the other "duo" didn't get in, with a ancient guy and an empty brain bimbo!!!”
“I have a feeling that this bimbo is going to be an endless source of entertainment.”
“This stupid bimbo is AN EMBARRASSMENT to everyone ….”
“This bimbo is only in for the money and you, CNN, are helping her line her pockets!”
“She was called a "bimbo feminist" and a "kook" and much worse.”
“If Sanford's Argentinian bimbo is truly his "soul mate," there is no way he can reconcile with his wife unless it is to be "just friends.”
“That's OK, we call the bimbo from California "San Fran Nan" instead of her constitutionally designated title.”
“If this bimbo is the best Hispanic journalist then I’d hate to see the runner-up.”
“That’s not even to mention that this Palin bimbo say’s she talks for people that Refute her at every turn.”
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