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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English buxomnesse, boghsomnes, buxumnesse, from Old English bōcsumnes, būhsomnes (flexibility, pliableness, obedience, buxomness), equivalent to buxom +‎ -ness.

NounEdit

buxomness (uncountable)

  1. Voluptuousness.
  2. (obsolete) Obedience.
    • c. 1385, William Langland, Piers Plowman, I:
      Lucifer [] was þe louelokest of siȝt aftir oure lord / Til he brake buxumnesse.
  3. (now rare) Happiness, gaiety.