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embonpoint

[ French ahn-bawn-pwan ]
/ French ɑ̃ bɔ̃ˈpwɛ̃ /
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noun

excessive plumpness; stoutness.

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Origin of embonpoint

From French, dating back to 1655–65, literally, in good condition
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British Dictionary definitions for embonpoint

embonpoint
/ French (ɑ̃bɔ̃pwɛ̃) /

noun

plumpness or stoutness

adjective

plump; stout

Word Origin for embonpoint

C18: from phrase en bon point in good condition
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