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plump

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[ pluhmp ]
/ plʌmp /
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adjective, plump·er, plump·est.
well filled out or rounded in form; somewhat fleshy or fat.
verb (used without object)
to become plump (often followed by up or out).
verb (used with object)
to make plump (often followed by up or out): to plump up the sofa pillows.
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Origin of plump

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First recorded in 1475–85; earlier plompe “dull, rude,” from Middle Dutch plomp “blunt, squat”; cognate with Middle Low German plump “uneducated, clumsy”

synonym study for plump

1. See stout.

OTHER WORDS FROM plump

plumply, adverbplumpness, noun

Other definitions for plump (2 of 3)

Origin of plump

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First recorded in 1375–1425; Middle English verb plumpen “to plunge into water, dive,” cognate with Dutch plompen; probably imitative

Other definitions for plump (3 of 3)

plump3
[ pluhmp ]
/ plʌmp /

noun Chiefly British Dialect.
a group or cluster.
a flock: a plump of ducks.

Origin of plump

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First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English plump; origin unknown
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British Dictionary definitions for plump (1 of 3)

plump1
/ (plʌmp) /

adjective
well filled out or rounded; fleshy or chubbya plump turkey
bulging, as with contents; fulla plump wallet
(of amounts of money) generous; amplea plump cheque
verb
(often foll by up or out) to make or become plumpto plump up a pillow

Derived forms of plump

plumply, adverbplumpness, noun

Word Origin for plump

C15 (meaning: dull, rude), C16 (in current senses): perhaps from Middle Dutch plomp dull, blunt

British Dictionary definitions for plump (2 of 3)

Word Origin for plump

C14: probably of imitative origin; compare Middle Low German plumpen, Middle Dutch plompen

British Dictionary definitions for plump (3 of 3)

plump3
/ (plʌmp) /

noun
archaic, or dialect a group of people, animals, or things; troop; cluster

Word Origin for plump

C15: of uncertain origin
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