Buxom [Adj.]


  1. (of a woman) Having a full, voluptuous figure, especially possessing large breasts.
  2. (dated, of a woman) Healthy, lively.
  3. (archaic) Cheerful, lively, happy.
  4. (obsolete) Flexible, pliant.

From Middle English buxum, buhsum (bendsome, flexible, pliant, obedient). Cognate with the Dutch buigzaam (flexible, pliant).

DIED. Robert Brooks, 69, canny businessman who, as chairman of Hooters, turned the bar-restaurant chain, famed for buxom waitresses in orange hot pants, into an international success. – Time, “Milestones” (2003, July 23)