rosebud

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

rosebud (plural rosebuds)

  1. The bud of a rose.
  2. (UK) A pretty young woman or endearment term.
  3. (US, rare) A debutante.
  4. (rare) Any of assorted small seashells with a pink or partially pink color, usually of the family Muricidae.
  5. (Cockney) A mouth.
  6. (vulgar, slang) An anus.
  7. (slang) the indentation of a surface caused by an incorrect hammer strike (missing the nail)

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References[edit]

  • Eric Partridge, A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, 8th edition, 1984