[ boo z-uh md, boo-zuh md ]
/ ˈbʊz əmd, ˈbu zəmd /


having a specified type of bosom (usually used in combination): a full-bosomed garment; the green-bosomed earth.
concealed or secreted in the bosom.

Nearby words

  1. bosnia,
  2. bosnia and herzegovina,
  3. bosnia-herzegovina,
  4. bosnian,
  5. bosom,
  6. bosomy,
  7. boson,
  8. bosporus,
  9. bosquet,
  10. boss

Origin of bosomed

First recorded in 1640–50; bosom + -ed3


[ booz-uhm, boo-zuhm ]
/ ˈbʊz əm, ˈbu zəm /



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.

Origin of bosom

before 1000; Middle English; Old English bōs(u)m; cognate with Dutch boesem, German Busen

4. heart, affection. 8. close, cherished, boon, dear. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for bosomed


/ (ˈbʊzəm) /


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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Word Origin and History for bosomed



Old English bosm "breast; womb; surface; ship's hold," from West Germanic *bosm- (cf. Old Frisian bosm, Old Saxon bosom, Middle Dutch boesem, Dutch boezem, Old High German buosam, German Busen "bosom, breast"), perhaps from PIE root *bhou- "to grow, swell," or *bhaghus "arm" (in which case the primary notion would be "enclosure formed by the breast and the arms"). Narrowed meaning "a woman's breasts" is from 1959; but bosomy "big-breasted" is from 1928. Bosom-friend is attested 1580s; bosom buddy from 1920s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for bosomed


[ buzəm, bōōzəm ]


The chest of a human.
A woman's breast or breasts.

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