Bux"om (?), a. [OE. buxum, boxom, buhsum, pliable, obedient, AS. bocsum, buhsum (akin to D. buigzaam blexible, G. biegsam); bugan to bow, bend + -sum, E. -some. See Bow to bend, and -some.]


Yielding; pliable or compliant; ready to obey; obedient; tractable; docile; meek; humble.


So wild a beast, so tame ytaught to be, And buxom to his bands, is joy to see. Spenser.

I submit myself unto this holy church of Christ, to be ever buxom and obedient to the ordinance of it. Foxe.


Having the characteristics of health, vigor, and comeliness, combined with a gay, lively manner; stout and rosy; jolly; frolicsome.

A daughter fair, So buxom, blithe, and debonair. Milton.

A parcel of buxom bonny dames, that were laughing, singing, dancing, and as merry as the day was long. Tatler.

-- Bux"om*ly, adv. -- Bux"om*ness, n.


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