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Definition of "bombshell" []

  • An explosive bomb. (noun)
  • One that is sensationally shocking, surprising, or amazing. (noun)
  • One who is very attractive. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bombshell" in a sentence
  • "VS models basically coined the term 'bombshell waves,' and last night lead hair stylist Orlando Pita didn't stray from the message."
  • "TOOBIN: Well, I mean, I think we throw around the term bombshell, but this was really a big deal, what happened yesterday in this trial, because you had Jackson's accuser admitting on the witness stand that twice he had been asked by a school dean about whether there had been any misbehavior by Michael Jackson toward him and twice he denied that anything went wrong."
  • "LEMON: I think that's what you call a bombshell, right, Wolf, don't you think?"