bomb

[ bom ]
/ bɒm /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

Origin of bomb

1580–90; earlier bom(b)e < Spanish bomba (de fuego) “ball (of fire),” akin to bombo “drum” < Latin bombus “a booming sound” < Greek bómbos

Related forms

bomb·a·ble, adjective

Can be confused

balm bomb
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Examples from the Web for f-bomb

British Dictionary definitions for f-bomb (1 of 2)

f-bomb


noun

drop an f-bomb informal to use the word fuck in a situation where it will cause great offence

Word Origin for f-bomb

C20: a play on A-bomb and H-bomb, alluding to their explosive impact

British Dictionary definitions for f-bomb (2 of 2)

bomb

/ (bɒm) /

noun

verb

Word Origin for bomb

C17: from French bombe, from Italian bomba, probably from Latin bombus a booming sound, from Greek bombos, of imitative origin; compare Old Norse bumba drum
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Idioms and Phrases with f-bomb

bomb


see time bomb.

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