1. A scandal in which a woman publicly accuses a male politician of illicit behavior, such as sexual harassment or an extramarital affair.
2. Media attention focusing on an alleged inappropriate relationship between a woman and a male politician.
Coined by Betsey Wright while working as deputy chair of the 1992 Clinton presidential campaign.
We’ve got real issues to talk about, not the latest bimbo eruption.
When your ex-girlfriends start surfacing in ways that really screw up your life.
In reference to golfer Tiger Woods, the New York Daily news ran this comment on December 14, 2009: "The crushing financial blow came as Woods, 33, endured another humiliating bimbo eruption."