[ zahf-tig, -tik ]
/ ˈzɑf tɪg, -tɪk /
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(of a woman) having a pleasantly plump figure.
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Also zof·tig [zawf-tig, -tik] /ˈzɔf tɪg, -tɪk/ .
Origin of zaftig
First recorded in 1935–40; from Yiddish zaftik, literally, “juicy, succulent”; compare Middle High German saftec, derivative of saf(t), Old High German saf (German Saft ) “juice, sap”; see sap1,
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Example sentences from the Web for zaftig
Taylor, who was pretty zaftig at that point, was dressed in flowing chiffon.