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Definition of "plump" []

  • Well-rounded and full in form; chubby. See Synonyms at fat. (adjective)
  • Abundant; ample: a plump reward. (adjective)
  • To make well-rounded or full in form: plumped up the pillows. (verb-transitive)
  • To become well-rounded, chubby, or full in form: The baby plumped out at three months. (verb-intransitive)
  • To drop abruptly or heavily: plumped into the easy chair. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "plump" in a sentence
  • "And running his eyes over those still standing on the bank, he called a plump little woman, the wife of a Llandaff tutor, who had been walking with Mrs. Hooper."
  • ""Look," he said, "on these fellows, that we call the plump Hollanders; behold their diligence in fishing, and our own careless negligence!""
  • "September 10, 2009 at 9:25 pm who u be calling plump!"