[ bom, bomb; French bawnb ]
/ bɒm, bɒmb; French bɔ̃b /
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noun, plural bombes [bomz, bombz; French bawnb]. /bɒmz, bɒmbz; French bɔ̃b/.
a round or melon-shaped frozen mold made from a combination of ice creams, mousses, or ices.
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Origin of bombe
1890–95; <French: literally, bomb, from its shape
Other definitions for bombe (2 of 2)
[ bom-bey; French bawn-bey ]
/ bɒmˈbeɪ; French bɔ̃ˈbeɪ /
curving or swelling outward.
Compare swell front.
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How to use bombe in a sentence
The expression plays on the popular French saying "Je suis la bombe", which translates roughly as "I am the best".Boy Named Jihad Wears 9/11 Bomb Shirt to School|Justin Green|March 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Her Paris life was hectic; or, as the Boulevardiers put it, elle faisait la bombe.The Magnificent Montez|Horace Wyndham
Les hommes en particulier devaient avoir une poitrine large et bombe, un torse puissant, des membres muscls.Six Centuries of Painting|Randall Davies
Always beat whites of eggs on a platter or in a large cake bowl or bombe with a whip, not with a revolving beater.The Laurel Health Cookery|Evora Bucknum Perkins
"I think I do," I said, with an expressive nod at the remnants of the bombe melting slowly in the dish.A Set of Six|Joseph Conrad
The menu consisted of dishes with such improvised names as "crevettes l'Amricaine," "bombe la Lincoln," etc.Under Four Administrations|Oscar S. Straus
British Dictionary definitions for bombe (1 of 2)
/ (bɒmb) /
Also called: bombe glacée a dessert of ice cream lined or filled with custard, cake crumbs, etc
a mould shaped like a bomb in which this dessert is made
Word Origin for bombe
C19: from French, literally: bomb; from its rounded shape
British Dictionary definitions for bombe (2 of 2)
/ (bɒmˈbeɪ, French bɔ̃be) /
(of furniture) having a projecting swollen shape
Word Origin for bombé
French, literally: bomb-shaped, from bombe bomb
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