somewhat plump; tending to plumpness.

Origin of plumpish

First recorded in 1750–60; plump1 + -ish1
Related formsplump·ish·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for plumpish

Historical Examples of plumpish

  • For a plumpish woman, she had noticeably small hands, graceful and white.

    Angela's Business

    Henry Sydnor Harrison

  • I think it was the sight of a plumpish young man in a horsey brown coat that settled my choice of pub.

    A Case in Camera

    Oliver Onions

  • The second newcomer was a red-faced, plumpish man with an almost offensively hearty manner.

    The Unnecessary Man

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • He was a small, plumpish, round-faced man in his early forties, who spoke in perpetual italics.

    Ralestone Luck

    Andre Norton

  • The mild-looking, plumpish, blond-haired man whose face came onto the screen was immediately recognizable.

    Damned If You Don't

    Gordon Randall Garrett