bombshell Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “bombshell” in the English Dictionary

"bombshell" in British English

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

bombshell noun (NEWS)

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

bombshell noun (WOMAN)

[C] a very ​attractiveperson: a blonde bombshell
(Definition of bombshell from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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bombshellnoun [C usually sing]

 us   /ˈbɑmˌʃel/
a ​shockingpiece of ​news: He ​dropped a bombshell when he ​announced he would ​resign.
(Definition of bombshell from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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