Definitionschest. The front part of the body, the chest, regardless of sex.
2. A woman's breasts. See breasts for synonyms and euphemisms. Note: Bosom , in the singular form, refers to both breasts; bosoms , in the plural form, is incorrect, unless referring to breasts in general or to a woman with two sets of breasts. See breasts for synonyms and euphemisms.
Etymology: From the Indo-European root bhreus, meaning to swell / sprout , came to us in the 12 th century in the Old English bosm.
(1) Mammie (Hattie McDaniel), Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) in Gone with the Wind (1939):
-- Mammie: ' What are you gonna wear? '
-- Scarlett: ' That.'
-- Mammie: ' No you won't. You can't show your bosom before three o'clock.'
(2) Mae Mordabito (Madonna) and Doris Murphy (Rosie O'Donnell) looking for ways to attract larger crowds to their baseball games in A League of Their Own (1992):
-- Mae: ' What if, at a key moment in the game, my uniform bursts open and, oops, my bosoms come flying out? '
-- Doris: ' You think there are men in this country who ain't seen your bosoms? '
(3) In The Penthouse Sexicon (1968) Frederic Mullally defined:
-- BOSOM: ' Attractive anatomical protuberance peculiar to the female anatomy.'
-- BOTTOM: ' Anatomical protuberance attractive to the peculiar male.'