Definition of "zaftig" []

  • Full-bosomed. (adjective)
  • Having a full, shapely figure. (adjective)
  • (of a woman) plump and voluptuous (adjective)

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Use "zaftig" in a sentence
  • "In my opinion, Jewish women are the authority on this body image stuff -- Jews invented the word zaftig and live lives peppered with proverbs like "Worries go down better with soup" and the ever-uplifting, "Eat and drink for tomorrow you may die.""
  • "(The surest way to end a pitch meeting in LA is to tell them you want the lead female character to be a little "zaftig" - the look you get from the development executives is usually somewhere between "I'm sorry, I couldn't have just hear you correctly" and "Oh, I didn't realize you smoked crack.")"
  • "Grandpa Izzy says that Margaret is zaftig, which is Yiddish for pleasingly plump."