BBW

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Coined in 1979 by Carole Shaw with the launch of BBW Magazine, a fashion and lifestyle magazine for plus-size women.

Noun[edit]

BBW (plural BBWs)

  1. Initialism of big beautiful woman: used as a positive description for women who are overweight and physically attractive
  2. Initialism of big-boned woman: recoinage of the acronym, making fun of the stereotypical excuse for obesity

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