Meaning of PLUMP in English
/ plʌmp; NAmE / adjective , verb
■ adjective ( plump·er , plump·est )
having a soft, round body; slightly fat :
a short, plump woman
a plump face
looking soft, full and attractive to use or eat :
► plump·ness noun [ U ]
[ vn ] ~ sth (up) to make sth larger, softer and rounder :
He leaned forward while the nurse plumped up his pillows.
- plump for sb/sth
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 .
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005