Meaning of PLUMP in English

PLUMP

/ plʌmp; NAmE / adjective , verb

■ adjective ( plump·er , plump·est )

1.

having a soft, round body; slightly fat :

a short, plump woman

a plump face

2.

looking soft, full and attractive to use or eat :

plump cushions

plump tomatoes

►  plump·ness noun [ U ]

■ verb

[ vn ] ~ sth (up) to make sth larger, softer and rounder :

He leaned forward while the nurse plumped up his pillows.

PHRASAL VERBS

- plump for sb/sth

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WORD ORIGIN

verb and adjective late 15th cent. (in the sense blunt, forthright ): related to Middle Dutch plomp , Middle Low German plump , plomp blunt, obtuse. The sense has become appreciative, perhaps by association with plum .

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