bux´om|ness

bux´om|ness
bux|om «BUHK suhm», adjective.
1. plump and good to look at; healthy and cheerful: »

a hearty buxom lass.

2. Archaic. blithe; lively; gay.
3. Archaic. submissive.
4. Obsolete. flexible.
[Middle English buhsum pliant, amenable; (later) jolly, comfortable-looking < Old English būgan to bend]
bux´om|ly, adverb.
bux´om|ness, noun.

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  • Unbuxom — Un*bux om, a. Disobedient. [Obs.] Piers Plowman. {Un*bux om*ly}, adv. [Obs.] {Un*bux om*ness}, n. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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