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plumpish

[pluhm-pish] /ˈplʌm pɪʃ/
adjective
1.
somewhat plump; tending to plumpness.
Origin of plumpish
1750-1760
First recorded in 1750-60; plump1 + -ish1
Related forms
plumpishly, adverb
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  • For a plumpish woman, she had noticeably small hands, graceful and white.

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  • I think it was the sight of a plumpish young man in a horsey brown coat that settled my choice of pub.

    A Case in Camera

    Oliver Onions
  • The second newcomer was a red-faced, plumpish man with an almost offensively hearty manner.

    The Unnecessary Man Gordon Randall Garrett
  • He was a small, plumpish, round-faced man in his early forties, who spoke in perpetual italics.

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  • The mild-looking, plumpish, blond-haired man whose face came onto the screen was immediately recognizable.

    Damned If You Don't Gordon Randall Garrett

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