bomb·shell

bomb·shell
/ˈbɑːmˌʃɛl/ noun, pl -shells [count]
1 : something that is very surprising or shocking
— usually singular

The book was a political bombshell.

The news of his departure was a bombshell.

She dropped a bombshell [=she surprised everyone] when she said she wouldn't run for reelection.

2 informal : a very attractive woman
— usually used in the phrase blond/blonde bombshell to refer to an attractive woman with blonde hair

She's a blonde bombshell who looks like a movie star of the 1950s.


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