- 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 ×–×Ö·×¤Ö¿×˜×™×§ (zaftik), cognate to German saftig (“juicy").