bomb

[ bom ]
/ bɒm /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

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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

SYNONYMS FOR bomb

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

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
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Idioms and Phrases with bomb

bomb

see time bomb.

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