- atomic bomb.
- nuclear weapons collectively.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of bomb
Examples from the Web for f-bomb
Contemporary Examples of f-bomb
Less than a minute into her big break, Slate let slip a highly audible F-bomb instead of the scripted “freaking.”The Curious Little Shell That Restarted Jenny Slate’s Career
December 15, 2014
Sue Simmons Drops an F-Bomb The longtime local news anchor made a classic mistake in 2008.11 More Epic Anchor Flubs (Video)
The Daily Beast Video
December 24, 2013
“Having the secretary lob the F-bomb at you is pretty crazy,” he says.Neil Barofsky's 'Bailout': Why TARP Failed
July 24, 2012
I was always dropping the F-bomb back in the CNN newsroom, swaddled in the warm embrace of my un-shockable TV-news brethren.My Real-Life ‘Suburgatory’
Linda Erin Keenan
September 28, 2011
John Leo on the latest in America's long line of f-bomb detonations.A Short History of the F-Bomb
April 21, 2011
Word Origin for f-bomb
- 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.