Slang. Also bim·bette [bim-bet] . an attractive but stupid young woman. a foolish, stupid, or inept person. a man or fellow, often a disreputable or contemptible one.
Himbo, a portmanteau of the words him and bimbo, is a slang term for an attractive but vacuous man.
The notion that the term “bimbo” is not pejorative is absurd. As the article explains the word refers to a person who attractive yet stupid. It has never been a compliment, or a “neutral” to call someone stupid.
Though the term isn't as popular as it was back in the 1980s, it isn't uncommon to hear it being flung about in casual conversations even today. And it should pique all women. Bimbo is an offensive that reduces women to only their sexual capacity and sees them as objects of desire.
BimboTok is a subculture of TikTok users who have reclaimed the word “bimbo” in a positive way to create a supportive and inclusive community of hyperfeminine people who support body confidence and are fashion-forward and “generally ditzy in an endearing way,” BimboTok member @bimbogoth explained to In The Know.
Bimbo is slang for a conventionally attractive, sexualized, naive, and unintelligent woman. The term was originally used in the United States as early as 1919 for an unintelligent or brutish man. As of the early 21st century, the "stereotypical bimbo" appearance became that of an attractive woman.
Bimbo culture, or bimbofication, exemplifies the character type of “a conventionally attractive, sexualized, naive, and unintelligent woman.” Bimbos are a well-understood stereotype that was particularly predominant in the early 2000s with the Y2K cultural era.
Today though, a new TikTok trend has seen the word reclaimed by a new generation. The “New-Age Bimbo” is a kind, smart, anti-racist, pro-LGBTQ+ person who's covered in pink, rhinestones, Juicy Couture and self-confidence.