from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Healthily plump and ample of figure: "A generation ago, fat babies were considered healthy and buxom actresses were popular, but society has since come to worship thinness” ( Robert A. Hamilton).
- adj. Full-bosomed.
- adj. Archaic Lively, vivacious, and gay.
- adj. Obsolete Obedient; yielding; pliant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having a full, voluptuous figure, especially possessing large breasts.
- adj. Healthy, lively.
- adj. Cheerful, lively, happy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Yielding; pliable or compliant; ready to obey; obedient; tractable; docile; meek; humble.
- adj. Having the characteristics of health, vigor, and comeliness, combined with a gay, lively manner; stout and rosy; jolly; frolicsome.
- adj. having a pronounced womanly shape.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Yielding to pressure; flexible; unresisting.
- Obedient; obsequious; submissive.
- Having health and comeliness together with a lively disposition; healthy and cheerful; brisk; jolly; lively and vigorous.
- Showing vigor or robustness; sturdy; fresh; brisk: said of things: as, “buxom valour,”
- Amorous; wanton.
- To be obedient; yield.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of a woman's body) having a large bosom and pleasing curves
- adj. (of a female body) healthily plump and vigorous
Middle English, obedient, from Old English *būhsum, from būgan, to bend, submit; see bheug- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English buxum, buhsum ("bendsome, flexible, pliant, obedient"), from Old English *būhsum (“bendsome, pliant”), a derivative of Old English būgan ("to bend, bow"), equivalent to bow + -some. Cognate with Dutch buigzaam ("flexible, pliant"), German biegsam ("flexible, pliant"). (Wiktionary)