Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A person, typically a woman, regarded as being intellectually vacuous and having an inordinate interest in appearing sexually seductive.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

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  • noun derogatory, slang A physically attractive woman who lacks intelligence.
  • noun derogatory, slang A stupid or a foolish person.

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

  • noun a young woman indulged by rich and powerful older men

Etymologies

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

[Perhaps from Italian bimbo, baby.]

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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.

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