- The definition of zaftig is a Yiddish word for a plump woman, or is slang to describe the state of being plump or buxom.
A woman who is a overweight is an example of someone who might be described as zaftig.
This woman might be called a zaftig.
Origin of zaftigeastern; English Yiddish zaftik, literally , juicy, succulent ; from zaft, juice ; from Middle High German saft, earlier saf, juice, sap + -ig, -y
Origin of zaftigYiddish zaftik, juicy, from Middle High German saftec, from saft, juice, from Old High German saf.
(comparative more zaftig, superlative most zaftig)
From Yiddish זאַפֿטיק (zaftik), cognate to German saftig (“juicy”).