Buxom Bux"om, a. [OE. buxum, boxom, buhsum, pliable, obedient, AS. b[=o]csum, b[=u]hsum (akin to D. buigzaam blexible, G. biegsam); b[=u]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.] [1913 Webster]

So wild a beast, so tame ytaught to be, And buxom to his bands, is joy to see. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

I submit myself unto this holy church of Christ, to be ever buxom and obedient to the ordinance of it. --Foxe. [1913 Webster]

2. Having the characteristics of health, vigor, and comeliness, combined with a gay, lively manner; stout and rosy; jolly; frolicsome. [1913 Webster]

A daughter fair, So buxom, blithe, and debonair. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

A parcel of buxom bonny dames, that were laughing, singing, dancing, and as merry as the day was long. --Tatler. [1913 Webster]

3. having a pronounced womanly shape. [chiefly dialect]

Syn: bosomy, curvaceous, full-bosomed, sonsie, sonsy, voluptuous. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] -- {Bux"om*ly}, adv. -- {Bux"om*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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