From Middle English buxomnesse, boghsomnes, buxumnesse, from Old English bōcsumnes, būhsomnes (“flexibility, pliableness, obedience, buxomness”), equivalent to buxom + -ness.
- (obsolete) Obedience.
- c. 1385, William Langland, Piers Plowman, I:
- Lucifer […] was þe louelokest of siȝt aftir oure lord / Til he brake buxumnesse.
- (now rare) Happiness, gaiety.