One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a woman) imposingly tall and shapely.
curvaceous, shapely, opulent, full-figured, well formed, well proportioned, ample, rubensesque, buxom, full-bosomed, lush, lusciousView synonyms
- ‘‘La, I do beg pardon,’ A Junoesque young woman in a white, filmy, low-cut dress hesitated in the doorway.’
- ‘Of course, her Junoesque figure was exploited in the films and made much of in the media.’
- ‘She was rather Junoesque, with her soft brown curls, pulled back in a loose knot on the back of her head, and her pretty face; she was probably only a few years older than Mother, but seemed more aged, as if she had seen more in her life.’
- ‘But unlike the latter's compliant filles, Golub's Junoesque women project a potency exceeding even that of the Spaniard's priapic Minotaur.’
Mid 19th century: from Juno + -esque.
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