Definitions

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

  • noun An explosive bomb.
  • noun One that is shocking, surprising, or amazing.
  • noun One who is very attractive.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as bomb, 1.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A bomb. See bomb, n.
  • noun something or someone that stuns or amazes, especially suddenly and unexpectedly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a bomb or artillery shell designed to explode on impact
  • noun something that is very surprising, shocking, amazing or sensational
  • noun by extension someone who is very attractive (compare sex symbol)

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

  • noun an explosive bomb or artillery shell
  • noun an entertainer who has a sensational effect
  • noun a shocking surprise

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Examples

  • VS models basically coined the term 'bombshell waves,' and last night lead hair stylist Orlando Pita didn't stray from the message.

    Backstage At The Victoria's Secret Fashion With Karlie Kloss & Joan Smalls

  • VS models basically coined the term 'bombshell waves,' and last night lead hair stylist Orlando Pita didn't stray from the message.

    Backstage At The Victoria's Secret Fashion With Karlie Kloss & Joan Smalls

  • TOOBIN: Well, I mean, I think we throw around the term bombshell, but this was really a big deal, what happened yesterday in this trial, because you had Jackson's accuser admitting on the witness stand that twice he had been asked by a school dean about whether there had been any misbehavior by Michael Jackson toward him and twice he denied that anything went wrong.

    CNN Transcript Mar 15, 2005

  • LEMON: I think that's what you call a bombshell, right, Wolf, don't you think?

    CNN Transcript May 2, 2008

  • In one corner, hip-hop tycoon Russell Simmons is being interviewed by a six-foot-tall bombshell from the Food Network about top vegan chefs (“His soy bacon is fabulous!”).

    Striking a Pose

  • In one corner, hip-hop tycoon Russell Simmons is being interviewed by a six-foot-tall bombshell from the Food Network about top vegan chefs (“His soy bacon is fabulous!”).

    Striking a Pose

  • In one corner, hip-hop tycoon Russell Simmons is being interviewed by a six-foot-tall bombshell from the Food Network about top vegan chefs (“His soy bacon is fabulous!”).

    Striking a Pose

  • Some people are using the word bombshell, other people say well it potentially could be a bombshell.

    CNN Transcript Jun 25, 2004

  • CHURL:The word bombshell implies war and violence; try using, "a significant incendiary device."

    Crooks and Liars

  • The blonde bombshell is strangely confused, and Legion leader Cosmic Boy doesn’t quite understand, until she pulls him aside for a tete a tete.

    Hero History: Supergirl | Major Spoilers - Comic Book Reviews and News

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