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[bam-bee] /ˈbæm bi/
a familiar name for a baby deer.
a female given name.
Origin of Bambi
from the deer in the children's book of the same name (1923) by Hungarian-born author Felix Salten, pen name of Siegmund Salzmann (1869-1945) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The carriage man bowed, too, and Bambi felt that she was getting on.

    Bambi Marjorie Benton Cooke
  • Bambi greeted him, and Professor Parkhurst shook hands absently.

    Bambi Marjorie Benton Cooke
  • So Bambi began, with a smile at Jarvis, and another at the audience.

    Bambi Marjorie Benton Cooke
  • "I have nothing to say to orthodoxy," Jarvis began, but Bambi interrupted him.

    Bambi Marjorie Benton Cooke
  • He sat down, amid much applause, and Bambi knew he had made his place among these clever people.

    Bambi Marjorie Benton Cooke
British Dictionary definitions for Bambi


noun acronym
born-again middle-aged biker: an affluent middle-aged man who rides a powerful motorbike
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Contemporary definitions for Bambi

a person who is new to something, esp. one who freezes when first confronted with a television camera


His superior at the hospital called him "Bambi".

Word Origin

after 'deer in the headlights''s 21st Century Lexicon
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Slang definitions & phrases for Bambi



  1. A deer that appears out of nowhere, as on a highway
  2. A person very new to something; newbie

[fr being like a deer in the headlights]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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