plump

1
[ pluhmp ]
/ plʌmp /

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

1
First recorded in 1475–85; earlier plompe “dull, rude,” from Middle Dutch plomp “blunt, not pointed”; cognate with Middle Low German plump

synonym study for plump

1. See stout.

OTHER WORDS FROM plump

plumply, adverbplumpness, noun

Definition for plump (2 of 3)

Origin of plump

2
1300–50; Middle English plumpen (v.), cognate with Dutch plompen; probably imitative

Definition 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

3
First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English plumpe; 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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