- The definition of plump is someone or something that is slightly fat but often in a pleasing way.
An example of plump is a chubby little baby.
plump definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Late Middle English ; from Middle Dutch plomp, unwieldy, bulky, dull: origin, originally echoic
- to fall suddenly or with full impact
- to come in contact abruptly or heavily (against something)
- Brit. to vote or opt (for someone or something)
- to offer strong support (for someone or something)
Origin: Middle English plumpen ; from Middle Dutch plompen: origin, originally echoic
- a falling, plunging, or colliding suddenly or heavily
- the sound of this
- with a plump; suddenly; heavily
- straight down
- in plain words; bluntly
Origin: see plump, and amp; clump
plump definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjective plump·er, plump·est
- Well-rounded and full in form; chubby. See Synonyms at fat.
- Abundant; ample: a plump reward.
Origin: Middle English, dull, probably from Middle Low German plomp, blunt, thick.
- plumpˈish adjective
- plumpˈly adverb
- plumpˈness noun
verb plumped, plump·ing, plumps verb, intransitive
- To drop abruptly or heavily: plumped into the easy chair.
- To give full support or praise: plumped for the candidate throughout the state.
- A heavy or abrupt fall or collision.
- The sound of a heavy fall or collision.
- With a heavy or abrupt drop: The anchor fell plump into the sea.
- a. With a full or sudden impact: walked plump into the pole.b. Directly: ran plump into an old friend.
- Without qualification; bluntly: spoke out plump for the tax bill.
Origin: Middle English plumpen, to immerse quickly, perhaps from Middle Low German, probably of imitative origin.