- excessive plumpness; stoutness.
Origin of embonpoint
Related Words for embonpointobese, portly, burly, fleshy, beefy, blimp, bulky, fat, gross, heavy, hefty, husky, large, lusty, overblown, overweight, plump, roly-poly, rotund, stout
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Contemporary Examples of embonpoint
Long taunted for his embonpoint, polite French for tubbiness, the affable pol used to garner dessert-inspired nicknames.French President Francois Hollande’s Inability to Tie a Necktie Earns France’s Scorn
November 10, 2012
Historical Examples of embonpoint
The Russians had a great taste for her, owing to her embonpoint.
"There 's nothing like wickedness for embonpoint, padre," said Nina, laughing.The Daltons, Volume I (of II)
Charles James Lever
She was tall and majestic, and she had all the charms of embonpoint.Political Women (Vol. 1 of 2)
He indicated his embonpoint again, and shook his head wrathfully.A Black Adonis
Linn Boyd Porter
She disliked his gaiety, his reputation, his rude health, his embonpoint.Original Short Stories, Volume 9 (of 13)
Guy de Maupassant
- plumpness or stoutness
- plump; stout
Word Origin for embonpoint
"plumpness," 1751, from French embonpoint (16c.), from Old French en bon point, literally "in good condition."