- of or relating to the painter Peter Paul Rubens or his works, which feature full-figured women.
- (of a woman's figure) plump but shapely; curvaceous.
Origin of Rubenesque
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- (of a woman) having the physique associated with Rubens' portraits of women; plump and attractive
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Word Origin and History for rubenesque
of a woman's body, "rounded and alluringly plump," 1904, of the type characteristic of the paintings of Flemish painter Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640).
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