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Language: Old English
Origin: bosm

bosom

noun
     
bos‧om
1 [countable usually singular] written the front part of a woman's chest:
She cradled the child to her bosom.
2 [countable usually plural] a woman's breast
3

the bosom of the family/the Church etc

SSF the situation where you feel safe because you are with people who love and protect you
4 [singular] literary a word meaning someone's feelings and emotions, used especially when these are bad or unpleasant:
Drury harboured bitterness in his bosom.
5

bosom friend/buddy/pal

literary a very close friend

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