With each new boldface name she charmed, the plump girl from Iowa gleefully wrangled her way closer to the front of the line.
It is hard to plump, unequivocally, for one side over the other.
Some juice spills out when one is sliced or bitten, but it isn't nearly as plump and oozy as a traditional link.
He married the plump Princess Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz in 1761.
To tax-loathing Republicans, this was a bit like plump chickens enthusiastically voting for Frank Perdue.
Steeds of the noblest breed, plump and strong, well-trained and endued with great might, draw the cars of that warrior!
Pen threw her arms round Mrs. Flynn and kissed her plump cheek.
An' there I was, plump against Elspie, standin' holdin' her arms 'round the tree trunk an' shiverin' some.
Herr Gluck rose and shook his plump fist in Uncle Denny's face.
So nicely adjusted were her physical proportions that it could not be said that she was either tall or short, plump or meagre.
late 15c., "blunt, dull" (in manners), from Dutch plomp "blunt, thick, massive, stumpy," probably related to plompen "fall or drop heavily" (see plump (v.)). Meaning "fleshy, of rounded form" is from 1540s in English. Danish and Swedish plump "rude, coarse, clumsy" are from the Low German word and represent a different sense development.
c.1300, "to fall or strike with a full impact," common Low German word, from or related to Middle Dutch and Dutch plompen, East Frisian plumpen, Middle Low German plumpen, probably more or less imitative of something hard striking something soft. Hence plump (n.) "a firm blow," in pugilism usually one to the stomach.
To plump; to strike, or shoot. I'll give you a plump in the bread basket, or the victualling office; I'll give you a blow in the stomach. ["Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit and Pickpocket Eloquence," London, 1811]
Or, even if any of them should suspect me, I know how to bring myself off. It is but pretending to be affronted, stripping directly, challenging him to fight, and before he can be on his guard, hitting him a plump in the bread-basket, that shall make him throw up his accounts; and I'll engage he will have but very little stomach to accuse me after. ["The Reverie: or A Flight to the Paradise of Fools," London, 1763]
"to become plump," 1530s, from plump (adj.). Meaning "to plump (something) up, to cause to swell" is from 1530s. Related: Plumped; plumping.
Precisely; exactly; squarely; smack
[1734+; fr plumb]