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Bux"om (&unr_;), a. [OE. buxum, boxom, buhsum, pliable, obedient, AS. b&ō;csum, b&ū;hsum (akin to D. buigzaam blexible, G. biegsam); b&ū;gan to bow, bend + -sum, E. -some. See Bow to bend, and -some.] 1. Yielding; pliable or compliant; ready to obey; obedient; tractable; docile; meek; humble. [Obs.]
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So wild a beast, so tame ytaught to be,
And buxom to his bands, is joy to see.
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I submit myself unto this holy church of Christ, to be ever buxom and obedient to the ordinance of it. Foxe.
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2. Having the characteristics of health, vigor, and comeliness, combined with a gay, lively manner; stout and rosy; jolly; frolicsome.
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A daughter fair,
So buxom, blithe, and debonair.
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A parcel of buxom bonny dames, that were laughing, singing, dancing, and as merry as the day was long. Tatler.
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3. having a pronounced womanly shape. [chiefly dialect]
Syn. -- bosomy, curvaceous, full-bosomed, sonsie, sonsy, voluptuous.
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-- Bux"om*ly, adv. -- Bux"om*ness, n.
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