Dictionary.com

embonpoint

[ French ahn-bawn-pwan ]
/ French ɑ̃ bɔ̃ˈpwɛ̃ /
Save This Word!

noun
excessive plumpness; stoutness.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!
Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Origin of embonpoint

From French, dating back to 1655–65, literally, in good condition
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use embonpoint in a sentence

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK