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noun, plural bim·bos, bim·boes. Slang.
  1. a foolish, stupid, or inept person.
  2. a man or fellow, often a disreputable or contemptible one.
  3. an attractive but stupid young woman, especially one with loose morals.
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Origin of bimbo

1915–20, Americanism; perhaps < Italian bimbo baby
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Related Words for bimbo

tramp, whore, floozy, babe, doll, miss, honey, skirt, moll, female, dish, chick, girl, lady, dame, bimbo, doxy, gal, lassie, Jezebel

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Historical Examples of bimbo

  • "The bimbo will thank you for this to-morrow, as I do now," said she.

    Little Novels of Italy

    Maurice Henry Hewlett

  • Lefty with the ball, and Bimbo Gaines leading him, his big body a shield.


    Philip Wylie

  • Eddie Carter interfered with the first man, Bimbo Gaines with the second.


    Philip Wylie

  • This offended her so much that Jack had to pull her down by her tail, to save Bimbo's life.


    Miranda Eliot Swan

  • This was very provoking to Jett, as cats do not like to be laughed at, and she resented it in Bimbo.


    Miranda Eliot Swan

British Dictionary definitions for bimbo


noun plural -bos or -boes
  1. an attractive but empty-headed young woman
  2. a person, esp a foolish one
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Word Origin for bimbo

C20: from Italian: little child, perhaps via Polari
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Word Origin and History for bimbo


1919, "fellow, chap," from variant of Italian bambino "baby;" first attested in Italian-accented theater dialogue. Originally especially "stupid, inconsequential man, contemptible person;" by 1920 the sense of "floozie" had developed (popularized by "Variety" staffer Jack Conway, d.1928). Resurrection during 1980s U.S. political sex scandals led to derivatives including diminutive bimbette (1990) and male form himbo (1988).

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