Meaning of bimbo in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbɪmbəʊ/

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nounplural noun bimbos

informal, derogatory
  • An attractive but unintelligent or frivolous young woman.

    • ‘She is incredibly attractive but she's not a bimbo, and that's what makes her so special.’
    • ‘Some of the characters, such as spoilt Premiership stars, shifty agents and publicity-mad bimbos, are instantly identifiable with true-life equivalents and not altogether far-fetched.’
    • ‘In fact, the women in Sea aren't bimbos, but characters representing different, complex responses to the dilemma, and they are balanced against male characters with equally strong or confused views.’
    • ‘A TV programme that tried to prove top models were brainless bimbos was scrapped after an ex-Miss Universe turned out to have a higher IQ than a nuclear physicist.’
    • ‘I think that women are often accused of being silly and bimbos and forgetful, but most of us know that this is the best economy we have seen in 40 or 50 years.’
    • ‘The once ridiculed arranged marriage is now a rating show with presumptuous hunks and vapid bimbos on television parading as the bachelors and batchelorettes.’
    • ‘In many games on the market today, women are portrayed as empty-headed bimbos that need saving, all the while wearing little more than a handkerchief.’
    • ‘Kathy is also portrayed as a stereotypical blonde bimbo, making her character one of the more dated tropes in the series.’
    • ‘She is a tech entrepreneur and not a blonde bimbo like the media have liked to portray her.’
    • ‘People think reality TV star, blonde bimbo, and that they're intrinsically linked.’
    • ‘I want to show them my personality and show them that I'm not just a dumb bimbo.’


Early 20th century (originally in the sense ‘fellow, chap’): from Italian, literally ‘little child’.