1. the bodily property of being attractively plump and vigorous and (of women) full-bosomed
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.]
So wild a beast, so tame ytaught to be,
And buxom to his bands, is joy to see. --Spenser.
I submit myself unto this holy church of Christ, to
be ever buxom and obedient to the ordinance of it.
2. Having the characteristics of health, vigor, and
comeliness, combined with a gay, lively manner; stout and
rosy; jolly; frolicsome.
A daughter fair,
So buxom, blithe, and debonair. --Milton.
A parcel of buxom bonny dames, that were laughing,
singing, dancing, and as merry as the day was long.
3. having a pronounced womanly shape. [chiefly dialect]
Syn: bosomy, curvaceous, full-bosomed, sonsie, sonsy,
[WordNet 1.5 +PJC] -- Bux"om*ly, adv. --
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the bodily property of being attractively plump and
vigorous and (of women) full-bosomed