And there were other “bimbo eruptions,” as a top aide at the time described them.
He once even took to his blog to call yours truly a “bimbo” for the offense of quoting him accurately in a New York Post column.
And for the next several decades, the Bond girls are strictly from bimbo city.
1919, "fellow, chap," from variant of Italian bambino "baby;" first attested in Italian-accented theater dialogue. Originally especially "stupid, inconsequential man, contemptible person;" by 1920 the sense of "floozie" had developed (popularized by "Variety" staffer Jack Conway, d.1928). Resurrection during 1980s U.S. political sex scandals led to derivatives including diminutive bimbette (1990) and male form himbo (1988).
[fr Italian, ''baby, bambino''; see babe]