Brigitte Bardot

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

After fashion model and actor Brigitte Bardot. Loan sense inspired by Bardot′s popular nickname, BB.

Noun[edit]

Brigitte Bardot (plural Brigitte Bardots)

  1. Someone or something very beautiful or desirable.
    • 1974, The Spectator, Volume 232, Part 1, page 51,
      I can claim no such dedication to duty since Christmas was passed way up the French Alps in a place where Brigitte Bardots are two-a-penny but horses a rarity.
    • 1980, Thomas N. Gladwin, Ingo Walter, Multinationals Under Fire: Lessons in the Management of Conflict, page 268,
      [] performance swelled French national pride and excited the fancy of stock market speculators — it became “the Brigitte Bardot of French industry.”
    • 1994, J. I. Packer, A Quest for Godliness: The Puritan Vision of the Christian Life‎, page 268:
      ...who, in discussing the Puritan position, declared: ‘I want a Brigitte Bardot who can lead a Bible class’
    • 2009, Andrew Braithwaite, Toronto, je t'aime!, Christina Palassio, Alana Wilcox, The Edible City: Toronto's Food from Farm to Fork, unnumbered page,
      Paris is the greatest food city in the world – the Rolls Royce, the Château d'Yquem, the Brigitte Bardot of gastronomic capitals.
  2. (Australia, finance, informal) A back-to-back loan.