adjective, plum·mer, plum·mest.
Origin of plum1
Related Words for plumcream, carrot, premium, bonus, treasure, nugget, asset, pick, catch, dividend, find, meed
Examples from the Web for plum
Contemporary Examples of plum
It was popularized as a holiday dessert in 16th-century England and also is known as Christmas pudding or plum pudding.The Most Confusing Christmas Music Lyrics Explained (VIDEO)
December 24, 2014
At least those parents whose kids landed the plum roles will be.Was Baby Jesus A Holy Terror?
December 21, 2014
Central won thirty-three consecutive games, and Suffridge became a plum for the college recruiters.Football Great Bob Suffridge Wanders Through the End Zone of Life
September 6, 2014
After realizing how difficult this plum post would be, “Biden” writes that he “wised up and settled on my current fallback plan.”Speed Read: 11 Best Bits from Joe Biden Satire ‘The President of Vice’
January 19, 2013
In the GOP, controversialists like John Bolton and Elliott Abrams get plum foreign-policy jobs.The Real Problem With Susan Rice
December 10, 2012
Historical Examples of plum
Hence the apple, pear, and plum are often grafted on the white thorn.
Turkey was twenty-three cents a pound, but she had one, and plum puddin', too.Thankful's Inheritance
Joseph C. Lincoln
This ground he cultivates and has a few apple, plum and peach trees in his yard.The Negro Farmer
But still,—still it is so poor a thing to miss your plum because you do not dare to shake the tree!Is He Popenjoy?
I'm plum 'shamed of the way our gals is actin' with the boarders.Janet of the Dunes
Harriet T. Comstock
- a dark reddish-purple colour
- (as adjective)a plum carpet
- something of a superior or desirable kind, such as a financial bonus
- (as modifier)a plum job
Word Origin for plum
Old English plume "plum, plum tree," from an early Germanic borrowing (cf. Middle Dutch prume, Dutch pruim, Old High German pfluma, pfruma, German Pflaume) from Vulgar Latin *pruna, from Latin prunum "plum," from Greek prounon, later form of proumnon, of unknown origin, perhaps from an Asiatic language (Phrygian?). Also cf. prune (n.). Change of pr- to pl- is peculiar to Germanic. The vowel shortened in early modern English. Meaning "something desirable" is first recorded 1780, probably in reference to the sugar-rich bits of a plum pudding, etc.