zaftig

[zahf-tik, -tig]
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Also zoftig.

Origin of zaftig

1935–40; < Yiddish zaftik literally, juicy, succulent; compare Middle High German saftec, derivative of saf(t), Old High German saf (German Saft) sap1, juice
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Word Origin and History for zaftig
adj.

"alluringly plump, curvaceous, buxom," 1937, from Yiddish zaftik, literally "juicy," from zaft "juice," from Middle High German saft "juice" (see sap (n.1)).

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