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bomb

[ bom ]
/ bɒm /
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noun
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)

OTHER WORDS FOR bomb

15 bombshell, shocker, kicker, surprise, bolt from the blue.
23 fail, flop.

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Origin of bomb

First recorded in 1580–90; earlier bom(b)e, from Spanish bomba (de fuego) “ball (of fire),” akin to bombo “drum,” from Latin bombus “a booming sound,” from Greek bómbos

OTHER WORDS FROM bomb

bomb·a·ble, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH bomb

balm, bomb
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British Dictionary definitions for bomb

bomb
/ (bɒm) /

noun
verb

Word Origin for bomb

C17: from French bombe, from Italian bomba, probably from Latin bombus a booming sound, from Greek bombos, of imitative origin; compare Old Norse bumba drum
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with bomb

bomb

see time bomb.

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