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