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I heard a professional trader working at a hedge company say to his boss

"That stock is a real BBW, nice and bouncy". 

BBW actuall can be the abbreviation for many phrases, one of which is big beautiful woman.

(https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=BBW&utm_source=search-action)

And I can find BBW to be one category of porno sites. Therefore, I guess it originates from porn industry and may be a bad word on occasions that requires politeness.

Can I say something is a BBW when I want to describe it as nice and good? May it be offensive? Will people relate what I say to porn?

Look at the samples I make. Are they good?

    1. That deal I've just made with the company is a real BBW. It'll bring a big profit.
    1. The mark Peter got in the exam is a real BBW, which makes him the most promising student.
    1. That kingdom, powerless in military but rich in natural resources, is such a BBW that every robber covets.

After reading different answers , I still think the third example I gave is quite okay. Any opinions ?

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    I would not use it in any of your 3 sentences. They don't really fit. It can have other meanings acronymfinder.com/BBW.html – Jim Oct 18 '17 at 5:35
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    Any word you use like this is inherently reliant on your sexual preference. Porn categories are often very polarizing, with both strong proponents and opponents for every category. While you equate BBW to something good, others might equate it to something bad. Some people get off to feet licking, for others it's a turn-off. – Flater Oct 18 '17 at 8:16
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    BBW is frequently used outside of porn and I doubt it originated there, anyway. I think it originated in the fashion industry. BBW, however, does not mean 'nice and good' so do not use it in this sense and be particularly aware that people will generally assume that it says more about you than whatever it is you may be trying to describe. – Lee Leon Oct 18 '17 at 8:29
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    It seems that it can also stand for "BIG BAD WOLF" – Sleeping On a Giant's Shoulder Oct 18 '17 at 11:34
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    I doubt that the majority of US readers would understand what "BBW" means (assuming you can establish a meaning). – Hot Licks Oct 18 '17 at 11:50
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I'm not sure whether BBW i.e. Big Beautiful Women derives from the porn industry, it could well be, but nowadays it's used as an accolade for the larger woman. TV Tropes has this to say

The Big Beautiful Woman, or BBW for short, is an aversion of Hollywood's usual standards of size and beauty and is accompanied by Beauty Tropes or Attraction Tropes which draw attention to her assets with equal or greater Fanservice or Male Gaze than thinner women in the setting, and without being used as blatant irony. […] Her weight may not even be (and, in most cases of the trope probably won't be) the basis of her beauty or attractiveness; attention may instead be drawn to her beautiful eyes, feminine features or, more blatantly, her breasts or posterior –but regardless, she is a knock-out.

To sum up, it's sexist, that's what it is. I couldn't give a hoot if it did derive from the porn industry, it's objectifying women. And in light of recent events, and all the Weiners, Weinsteins, Clintons, Trumps, and Cosbys, I would avoid using the term among American women. Outside of the USA, I am doubtful how many would be familiar with its meaning.

It's not as if you're hard up for alternatives: such a sweet deal, so outstanding, so exceptional, or such a jewel the latter of which supports your robber metaphor so much better than BBW.

  1. That kingdom, powerless in the military but rich in natural resources, is such a jewel that every robber covets it.
  • {neutral, non-critical observation: "couldn't give a shoot" (in quotes) has zero hits in Google Books and about six hits on all of Google. I wonder if this can go towards supporting an initial impression that this concatenation is not the most used, perhaps not historically idiomatic. I think how we use the North American euphemism 'shoot' deserves further research but I'm off to work.} – AmE speaker Oct 18 '17 at 12:05
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    @Clare I've always known it as "couldn't give a hoot". See The Free Dictionary. – TripeHound Oct 18 '17 at 15:14
  • @TripeHound Ahh, that's it. Perfect. I will edit, I knew Clare was also right, but I couldn't figure out where I was wrong (also very little free time today). Thank you so much! – Mari-Lou A Oct 18 '17 at 17:50
  • "To sum up, it's sexist, that's what it is (...) it's objectifying women." __ totally right @Mari-lou A and that's the definitive answer to OP's question. – English Student Oct 18 '17 at 18:25

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