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[kur-vey-shuh s] /kɜrˈveɪ ʃəs/
adjective, Informal.
(of a woman) having a well-shaped figure with voluptuous curves.
Also, curvacious.
Origin of curvaceous
1935-40, Americanism; curve + -aceous
Related forms
curvaceously, curvaciously, adverb
curvaceousness, curvaciousness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for curvaceous
  • Those curvaceous side pods are flax fiber and resin from recycled plastic bottles.
  • Their bodies were curvaceous and softly inflated, with hardly a muscle in sight.
  • Pale, curvaceous granite rocks dance in the skyline.
  • Eat more food than you can use, and your body will stockpile the surplus in all sorts of curvaceous and unsightly ways.
  • Garden paths are intimate and curvaceous, bringing the visitor to beautiful new vistas.
  • The architecture celebrates nature's curvaceous lines.
  • Each seat is outfitted with electrical outlets, grab bars, coat hooks and curvaceous luggage racks.
British Dictionary definitions for curvaceous


(informal) (esp of a woman) having shapely curves or a well-rounded body
Derived Forms
curvaceously, adverb
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Word Origin and History for curvaceous

1936, U.S. colloquial, from curve + facetious use of -aceous, Modern Latin botanical suffix meaning "of a certain kind." First recorded reference is to Mae West.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for curvaceous



Having a generously formed female body; built like a brick shithouse, stacked (1935+)

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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