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a familiar name for a baby deer.
a female given name.
Contemporary Examples

And played with the wide eyes of actress Taylor Schilling, Piper was like Bambi being thrown into the slaughterhouse.
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He didn’t say anything, and when I asked him his name he looked at me with Bambi eyes, smiled, and ran off.
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Quick, what do the following have in common: a water gun, a Taser, a Bambi snow globe.
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He also wrote the screenplay for a film about the punk-rock band the Sex Pistols called Who Killed Bambi?
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Riccardo Tisci brings out everyone from Bambi to Kanye West.
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Historical Examples

The carriage man bowed, too, and Bambi felt that she was getting on.
Bambi Marjorie Benton Cooke

Bambi greeted him, and Professor Parkhurst shook hands absently.
Bambi Marjorie Benton Cooke

So Bambi began, with a smile at Jarvis, and another at the audience.
Bambi Marjorie Benton Cooke

“I have nothing to say to orthodoxy,” Jarvis began, but Bambi interrupted him.
Bambi Marjorie Benton Cooke

He sat down, amid much applause, and Bambi knew he had made his place among these clever people.
Bambi Marjorie Benton Cooke

noun acronym
born-again middle-aged biker: an affluent middle-aged man who rides a powerful motorbike

a person who is new to something, esp. one who freezes when first confronted with a television camera

His superior at the hospital called him “Bambi”.
Word Origin

after ‘deer in the headlights’


A deer that appears out of nowhere, as on a highway
A person very new to something; newbie

[fr being like a deer in the headlights]


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