Definition of 'bombshell'
Video: pronunciation of 'bombshell'
Example sentences containing 'bombshell'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
This month the government dropped a bombshell. Computing (2010)This will have come as a bombshell. The Sun (2008)Then she dropped the bombshell that she was pregnant. The Sun (2015)The inheritance tax bombshell had gone down a storm in the marginals. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The stars were given the bombshell news last night. The Sun (2011)Within a few minutes into my office erupted a blonde bombshell. Spitfire Women of World War II (2007)Then last week my girlfriend dropped her bombshell. The Sun (2012)But bombshell news this week might be about to rip that narrative to pieces. The Sun (2014)But this blonde bombshell appeared from nowhere and told them to get lost. The Sun (2011)But the mother then drops a bombshell. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And what better time to drop the bombshell than the engagement party? The Sun (2013)On his return to Prague he calmly dropped a political bombshell. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Just as the Tory tax bombshell attack worked. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The last time was last week - when her parents were given the bombshell news. The Sun (2008)She is 26 and a blonde bombshell. The Sun (2014)If true, this is bombshell news. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The Tories now have room to warn of a hidden Labour tax bombshell at the next election. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But the Conservatives had launched their Labour double whammy and tax bombshell campaigns months beforehand. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They were speaking after his bombshell public resignation by e-mail to bosses at the investment bank on Tuesday. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Trends of 'bombshell'
Used Occasionally. bombshell is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'bombshell'
British English: bombshell NOUN
A bombshell is a sudden piece of bad or unexpected news.
His resignation after thirteen years is a political bombshell.
Definition of bombshell from the Collins English Dictionary
GDPR, yanny/laurel & MadaBaka Beat: May’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this May with Robert Groves.
Ruby Chocolate, Fatberg & Right to be Forgotten: April’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this month with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.