somewhat plump; tending to plumpness.

Nearby words

  1. plumosely,
  2. plumosity,
  3. plump,
  4. plumpen,
  5. plumper,
  6. plumpness,
  7. plumulaceous,
  8. plumule,
  9. plumulose,
  10. plumy

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

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

    Damned If You Don't|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 second newcomer was a red-faced, plumpish man with an almost offensively hearty manner.

    The Unnecessary Man|Gordon Randall Garrett