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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 1 decade ago

What is the meaning of the word bimbo?

I would like to know the meaning of this word used in USA. If were possible I would like to know where this word come from.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    to me "bimbo" means an uncomplimentary word for a heavy set woman, but I've also heard it mentioned (as American slang) for a heavyset blonde woman who acts stupid..

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    "Bimbo is a term that emerged in popular English language usage in the late 20th century to describe a stupid, pliable woman. (Its occurs as early as 1929: in the silent film Desert Nights, a title describes a cheap female crook as a bimbo.) Because it derives from Italian words of masculine gender, its first usage in English was for stupid men; it now is understood to mean a woman unless modified as male bimbo, himbo, or mimbo. The word bimbo is sometimes interpreted as the backronym "Body Impressive, Brain Optional".

    A bimbo isn't necessarily highly sexually attractive. Being a bimbo is a state of mind, and reflects a person who exaggerates the effort and value put into her physical attractiveness. She is often perceived to be shallowly focusing on her physical appearance and neglecting or even willfully stifling the development of other parts of her personality."

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  • 3 years ago

    Bimbo Meaning

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    3 years ago

    Bimbo Definition

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  • 1 decade ago

    Bimbo is a term that emerged in popular English language usage in the late 20th century to describe a stupid, pliable woman. (Its occurs as early as 1929: in the silent film Desert Nights, a title describes a cheap female crook as a bimbo.) Because it derives from Italian words of masculine gender, its first usage in English was for stupid men; it now is understood to mean a woman unless modified as male bimbo, himbo, or mimbo. Some still prefer the explicitly female variant bimbette, which has also entered The American Heritage Dictionary. Others use bimbette for a younger bimbo. The word bimbo is sometimes interpreted as the backronym "Body Impressive, Brain Optional".

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    the word Bimbo came into use between 1915-20 in the US. it originally meant a stupid, foolish or inept person However it has come to mean a dumb woman with loose morals ie: a slut or a whore. Its obviosly not a good word to be called or to call someone. it seems to have some relationship to the term "dumb blond" but worse, yet not as bad as whore.

    Source(s): random house unabridged dictionary with some self knowledge
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  • 1 decade ago

    A bimbo is a term that emerged in the English language in the late 20th century as a popular term for a stupid and pliable woman. ...

    Source(s): en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bimbo
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  • 1 decade ago

    Bimbo means an attractive but unintelligent woman it a noun and is originate from italian, little child

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  • 1 decade ago

    I don't where it came from, but it's mostly used to describe a woman with a great figure (big breasts, etc), but not an ounce of common sense or intelligence. It's actually an insult.

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  • 1 decade ago

    A young woman indulged by rich and powerful older men

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  • 1 decade ago

    the word bimbo means hoe bag ,slut , nasty *****, or it could also be the gurl that flaunts it on the steet a hood rat thats what it is!!!!!!

    Source(s): me
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