Definition of plump adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//plʌmp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//plʌmp//
    (plumper, plumpest) Body shape
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  1. 1having a soft, round body; slightly fat a short, plump woman a plump face See related entries: Body shape
  2. 2looking soft, full and attractive to use or eat plump cushions plump tomatoes
  3. Word Originadjective 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.Extra examples That dress makes you look rather plump. His plump face was pink with embarrassment. Our new teacher was a short, plump woman.
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