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bombshell

noun uk   /ˈbɒm.ʃel/ us    /ˈbɑːm-/ informal

bombshell noun (NEWS)

[C usually singular] a sudden and often unpleasant piece of news: My sister dropped a bombshell by announcing she was leaving her job.

bombshell noun (WOMAN)

[C] a very attractive person: a blonde bombshell
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