bux, 同bow, 弯，弯腰。在古英语里指女人谦逊有礼。丰满义可能来自busty, 丰满的。
- buxom:  Originally, buxom meant ‘obedient’. It goes back to an unrecorded *būhsum, which meant literally ‘capable of being bent’, and was formed from the verb būgan ‘bend’, from which modern English gets bow. The sequence by which the word’s present-day sense developed seems to have been ‘compliant, obliging’, ‘lively, jolly’, ‘healthily plump and vigorous’, and finally (of a woman) ‘large-breasted’.
- buxom (adj.)
- late 12c., buhsum "humble, obedient," from Proto-Germanic *buh- stem of Old English bugen "to bow" (see bow (v.)) + -som, for a total meaning "capable of being bent." Meaning progressed from "compliant, obliging," through "lively, jolly," "healthily plump, vigorous," to (in women, and perhaps influenced by lusty) "plump, comely" (1580s). In Johnson  the primary meaning still is "obedient, obsequious."
Used often of breasts, and by 1950s it had begun to be used more narrowly for "bosomy" and could be paired with slim (adj.). Dutch buigzaam, German biegsam "flexible, pliable" hew closer to the original sense of the English cognate.
- 1. Melissa was a tall, buxom blonde.
- 2. Jane is a buxom blond.
- 3. A buxom widow must be either married , buried or shut up in a convent.
- 4. He still pictured her as buxom, high - colored, lively and a little blowsy.
- 他心中仍旧认为她身材丰满 、 面色红润 、 生气勃勃、还有点邋遢.
- 5. Miss Sophy was a fresh, good - humoured , buxom girl of twenty.
- 莎菲亚小姐年方二十岁,是一个鲜妍 、 和善 、 活泼的姑娘.
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