Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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).

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  • n. A physically attractive woman who lacks intelligence.
  • n. A stupid or a foolish person.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a young woman indulged by rich and powerful older men

Etymologies

Perhaps from Italian bimbo, baby.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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.[1] (Wiktionary)

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  • odd how words switch genders all of a sudden. anyone remember Betty Boop's boyfriend Bimbo?

    July 14, 2009

  • See also himbo.

    October 15, 2008

  • My grandmother called her dog Bimbo. It was so embarrassing when we had to mind him for her – standing at the back door calling, "Bim-bo! Bim-bo!"

    October 15, 2008

  • Bimbo is a homonym of the Japanese word binb�? meaning "poor person"

    December 12, 2006

  • "Bimbo" in italian means baby. :)

    December 12, 2006

  • December 12, 2006