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bosom

[ booz-uhm, boo-zuhm ]
/ ˈbʊz əm, ˈbu zəm /
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noun
adjective
of, relating to, or worn on or over the bosom.
intimate or confidential: a bosom friend.
verb (used with object)
to take to the bosom; embrace; cherish.
to hide from view; conceal.

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Origin of bosom

before 1000; Middle English; Old English bōs(u)m; cognate with Dutch boesem,German Busen
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British Dictionary definitions for bosom

bosom
/ (ˈbʊzəm) /

noun
verb (tr)
to embrace
to conceal or carry in the bosom

Word Origin for bosom

Old English bōsm; related to Old High German buosam
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Medical definitions for bosom

bosom
[ buzəm, bōōzəm ]

n.
The chest of a human.
A woman's breast or breasts.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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