Origin of bombed
- atomic bomb.
- nuclear weapons collectively.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of bomb
Related Words for bombedpickled, inebriated, intoxicated, smashed, plastered, sloshed, soused, wasted, loaded, faced, tanked, polluted, buzzed, trashed, besotted, drunken, tipsy, shit-faced
Examples from the Web for bombed
Contemporary Examples of bombed
I was living there when the Atocha train station was bombed down the street some years later.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind
December 19, 2014
You could however, potentially make the case that Bush bombed Yemen as well.Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: September 28
September 28, 2014
Baugh responded after the first attack there in 1993 and helped tow wrecked cars from the bombed garage.The President and the Tow Truck Driver
September 25, 2014
Al-Qaeda overran Lahij on August 11 unchallenged, bombed the buildings specified in the memos, then left.Obama’s ‘Yemen Model’ for the War on ISIS Is a Wreck
September 12, 2014
He became a fire marshal in 1992 and was at the scene after the World Trade Center was bombed the following year.The Flying New York Fireman Who Shined on 9/11
September 11, 2014
Historical Examples of bombed
I take it you were one of the boys who bombed the fighter fields.A Yankee Flier Over Berlin
The enemy, on his part, sniped at and bombed our patrols at night.
If she tries to go into A-A drive, she is to be bombed—no matter who is aboard.The Highest Treason
It was simultaneously torpedoed, mined, scuttled, and bombed.Free Air
But the hospital had not been bombed, which was the great thing.Ned, Bob and Jerry on the Firing Line
- a hollow projectile containing an explosive, incendiary, or other destructive substance, esp one carried by aircraft
- (as modifier)bomb disposal; a bomb bay
- (in combination)a bombload; bombproof
- a hydrogen or atomic bomb considered as the ultimate destructive weapon
- slangsomething excellentit's the bomb
Word Origin for bomb
1580s, from French bombe, from Italian bomba, probably from Latin bombus "a deep, hollow noise; a buzzing or booming sound," from Greek bombos "deep and hollow sound," echoic. Originally of mortar shells, etc.; modern sense of "explosive device placed by hand or dropped from airplane" is 1909. Meaning "old car" is from 1953. Meaning "success" is from 1954 (late 1990s slang the bomb "the best" is probably a fresh formation); opposite sense of "a failure" is from 1963. The bomb "atomic bomb" is from 1945.
1680s, from bomb (n.). Meaning "to fail" attested from 1963. Related: Bombed; bombing. Slang bombed "drunk" is attested by 1956.
see time bomb.