embonpoint

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

noun

excessive plumpness; stoutness.

Nearby words

  1. embolize,
  2. embololalia,
  3. embolus,
  4. embolus ,
  5. emboly,
  6. embosk,
  7. embosom,
  8. emboss,
  9. embossed,
  10. embossing

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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Word Origin and History for embonpoint

embonpoint

n.

"plumpness," 1751, from French embonpoint (16c.), from Old French en bon point, literally "in good condition."

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