Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Fri Apr 29 18:43:02 UTC 2005
I've often heard the word in the phrase "bodacious tatas" (big boobs),
so it may also mean "bosomy" in the quotes below.
> Also from 1936 are two cites from an Indiana gossip column
> that seem to fit the sense 'sexually attractive' (from 1985
> in HDAS), though I suppose they might also fit the 'daring'
> or 'impressive' senses...
> 1936 _Hammond Times_ (Ind.) 31 Jan. 1/2 Charles Esola, the
> youthful assistant city attorney, is being kidded about the
> increase in his harem.
> Five more bodacious females will aid him in the city
> ordinance codification.
> 1936 _Hammond Times_ (Ind.) 19 Feb. 1/2 Secret operatives are
> attempting to discover for whom Pauline Carlson, bodacious
> blonde of the city controller's office, autographed a
> photograph of herself.
> --Ben Zimmer
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