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    Dear all,

    What's the meaing of the word "baboom" in:

    "This model is cute but she has a lot of baboom, and her little eyes seem lost in the headlight"

    Thanks a lot.

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    Default Re: baboom

    Where is this from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    Where is this from?
    Kimora reality show. Does it make any differnece? She is in Hawaii

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    Default Re: baboom

    It's probably vavoom. It means "sexy" or "sex appleal" or it could be used generally to mean "exciting". This is a contraction of "va-va-voom" which means the same thing. Both are informal words.

    I'm guessing the speaker is saying that the model is too sexy in that "porn" way if it's about a fashion model.

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    Va-va-voom! Probably a wolf-whistle from the forties or earlier.) Hotcha!
    Baboom could refer to the sound of a drum shot - as when someone tells a joke, a one-liner, on stage, the drummer often hits his tomtom or high hat to add an accent - Baboom!
    See: Burlesque.

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    Default Re: baboom

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    Kimora reality show. Does it make any difference? She is in Hawaii
    It might well make a difference.

    Never underestimate the importance of context, and please don't disparage a member's request for it.

    Rover

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTRiff View Post
    not a teacher of burlesque

    Va-va-voom! Probably a wolf-whistle from the forties or earlier.) Hotcha!
    Baboom could refer to the sound of a drum shot - as when someone tells a joke, a one-liner, on stage, the drummer often hits his tomtom or high hat to add an accent - Baboom!
    See: Burlesque.
    True about baboom. But it makes no sense to me in this context.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    Dear all,

    What's the meaing of the word "baboom" in:

    "This model is cute but she has a lot of baboom, and her little eyes seem lost in the headlight"

    Thanks a lot.
    Maybe the porn star is a red herring...? Both 'model' and 'headlight' are suitable words in the context of a car, as are 'cute' and 'she' in a certain kind of laddish 'journalism'. And 'va-va-voom' is used in a current car advert.

    (I doubt if 'baboom' is a reference to the tom-tom's sound after a corny joke. I've always seen it spelt 'bou[m]-boum' - the first '[m]' has only one precedent (only one, but very common): the 'speaker' was a puppet called Basil Brush - who intereted parties can probably find on YouTube (which isn't behaving for me at the moment).

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Maybe the porn star is a red herring...? Both 'model' and 'headlight' are suitable words in the context of a car, as are 'cute' and 'she' in a certain kind of laddish 'journalism'. And 'va-va-voom' is used in a current car advert.



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    Or a red herring is the porn star?

    It would sound really really odd if this was a car -- "her little eyes are lost in the headlights"?
    It sounds, to me, more like a clueless model that is "too sexy".*

    *qualifications: years of watching America's Next Top Model

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    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    It's probably vavoom. It means "sexy" or "sex appleal" or it could be used generally to mean "exciting". This is a contraction of "va-va-voom" which means the same thing. Both are informal words.

    I'm guessing the speaker is saying that the model is too sexy in that "porn" way if it's about a fashion model.

    Why I think she is stating that as a negative thing?! "She is cute [BUT] sha has a lot of baboom! At first, I thought that it meant "boobs" but then the model's boobs are very small!
    I appreciate all your answers but I really can't get until now what she means?

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