buxom

Buxom is a word that's typically used to describe someone who's full-figured or voluptuous.

Although anyone plump and healthy can be buxom, buxom implies having a full chest area. A man can be described as buxom if he has a big barrel chest, but buxom usually describes women. The word buxom used to mean “obedient,” then it meant “cheerful,” and now it’s used just as a physical description.

Definitions of buxom
  1. adjective
    (of a female body) healthily plump and vigorous
    “"a generation ago... buxom actresses were popular"- Robt.A.Hamilton”
    synonyms: zaftig, zoftig
    fat
    having an (over)abundance of flesh
  2. adjective
    (of a woman's body) having a large bosom and pleasing curves
    synonyms: bosomy, busty, curvaceous, curvy, full-bosomed, sonsie, sonsy, stacked, voluptuous, well-endowed
    shapely
    having a well-proportioned and pleasing shape
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