Origin of embonpoint
Examples from the Web for 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|Tracy McNicoll|November 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Nevertheless, it cannot be denied, that upon the whole they are hereditarily entitled to embonpoint.Moby Dick; or The Whale|Herman Melville
"It's all we do do," said the lady of the embonpoint, whose first name by now he had gleaned as Winifred.What Will People Say?|Rupert Hughes
Mrs. Hastings has been a remarkably fine woman; she is now five-and-thirty, and still good looking, though disposed to embonpoint.Wanderings in India|John Lang
The Phelan shoulders and embonpoint, still in negligee, followed.Officer 666|Barton W. Currie
He was six feet and two inches in height, and weighed 250 pounds; he had no inclination to embonpoint but was muscular and robust.
British Dictionary definitions for embonpoint
Word Origin for embonpoint
Word Origin and History for embonpoint
"plumpness," 1751, from French embonpoint (16c.), from Old French en bon point, literally "in good condition."