bimbo:1. When first coined, during the Jazz Age, it referred to a tramp or prostitute , then a promiscuous flapper , and finally a dumb woman .
3. From 1940s onward, a sexy but silly woman , especially one with loose morals. See playgirl for synonyms.
Etymology: Possibly derived from the Italian bambino , meaning baby or from the Italian bombo , a child's word for drink.
(1) Billie Dawn (Melanie Griffith) to Paul Verral (Don Johnson) in Born Yesterday (1993): 'He still thinks I'm a bimbo from Vegas and so do you.'
(4) Laurence Shames. Sunburn : ' Bimbos eyes - you could look at them but never into them .'
See Also: bim, bimbette, bimbo, bimboid, cans
Quotes Containing bimbo:
Charlie Chong (Jan Gan Boyd) asking Jay Killian (Charles Bronson) if he''s falling in-love-with the First Lady in Assassination (1987): ''Are you falling for that bimbo?''
Billie Dawn (Melanie Griffith) to Paul Verral (Don Johnson) in Born Yesterday (1993): ''He still thinks I''m a bimbo from Vegas and so do you.''
Monica (Tatyana Ali) in The Clown at Midnight (1998): ''I felt like a bimbo in cheap horror film.''
Jay O''Neill (Adrian Zmed) in Bachelor Party (1984): ''I wish I had someone I could really respect... Hey, look at the cans on that bimbo!''
David Larrabee (Greg Kinnear) and Linus Larrabee (Harrison Ford) in Sabrina (1995) - David: ''She''s a real woman , not a, you know .'' - Linus: ''Transvestite?'' - David: ''No, she''s not a bimbo .''
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