In 2001, the American girl band Destiny’s Child released their song Bootylicious (see left). The chorus is the following:
“I don't think you ready for this jelly
I don't think you ready for this jelly
I don't think you ready for this
Cause my body's too bootylicious for ya babe”
In an interview, the lead singer Beyoncé Knowles tried to capture the underlying meaning of the word bootylicious, which had originally only been used in the context of the African American rap scene, to denote something or someone as being “beautiful, bountiful and bounce-able.” The creative term, she further emphasized in the interview, has lost its sexist connotation and -- instead -- is used to express that one feels beautiful and glamorous in one's own skin.
In 2004, even the highly renowned Oxford English Dictionary online incorporated the new word. In a more elaborate tone the definition of the American slang word (adjective) reads, “Esp. of a woman, often with reference to the buttocks: sexually attractive, sexy; shapely.”
1. Name the kind of word-formation represented in the title of the song.
2. Which individual components make up the word bootylicious?
3. What are the meanings of the individual original components? If you are unsure you can consult the OED online: http://dictionary.oed.com/.
4. Then, analyze the word bootylicious morphologically and explain any morphophonemic or semantic changes.
5. In how far does the word bootylicious violate the "traditional" definition of a ?