also curvacious adjective Date: circa 1935 having or suggesting the curves of a well-proportioned feminine figure <
a curvaceous actress
; broadly having a smoothly curving shape <
a curvaceous coastline

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • curvaceous — adj. having a pronounced womanly shape; having a slender waist with prominent breasts and hips. [chiefly dialect] Syn: bosomy, buxom, full bosomed, sonsie, sonsy, voluptuous. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • curvaceous — 1936, U.S. colloquial, from CURVE (Cf. curve) + facetious use of Mod.L. botanical suffix meaning of a certain kind. First recorded reference is to Mae West …   Etymology dictionary

  • curvaceous — [adj] voluptuous, full figured bosomy, buxom, curvesome, curvilinear, curvy, rounded, shapely, statuesque, well developed, well proportioned, well rounded, zaftig*; concepts 406,490 Ant. flat …   New thesaurus

  • curvaceous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (especially of a woman or a woman s figure) having an attractively curved shape …   English terms dictionary

  • curvaceous — [kər vā′shəs] adj. [ CURV(E) + ACEOUS] having a full, shapely figure: said of a woman …   English World dictionary

  • curvaceous — [[t]kɜː(r)ve͟ɪʃəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED (approval) If someone describes a woman as curvaceous, they think she is attractive because of the curves of her body. ...a curvaceous blonde. Syn: curvy Ant: skinny …   English dictionary

  • curvaceous — cur|va|ceous [kə:ˈveıʃəs US kə:r ] adj [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: curve] having an attractively curved body shape used about women ▪ a tall, curvaceous young woman …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • curvaceous — cur|va|ceous [ kɜr veıʃəs ] adjective a curvaceous woman has large breasts, a small waist, and wide HIPS …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • curvaceous — UK [kɜː(r)ˈveɪʃəs] / US [kɜrˈveɪʃəs] adjective a curvaceous woman has large breasts, a small waist, and wide hips …   English dictionary

  • curvaceous — /kɜˈveɪʃəs / (say ker vayshuhs) adjective (of a woman) having a full and shapely figure: *The Victorians … preferred curvaceous, flaccid looking women such as Lillie Langtry. –west australian, 1992. {curv(e) + aceous} …   Australian English dictionary

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