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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: buxom 'willing to obey, friendly' (11-17 centuries), from Old English buhsum, from bugan 'to bend'

buxom

adjective
     
bux‧om
a woman who is buxom is attractively large and healthy and has big breasts

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