Meaning of “bombshell” in the English Dictionary

"bombshell" in English

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uk /ˈbɒm.ʃel/ us /ˈbɑːm.ʃel/ 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

(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 shocking piece 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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