- 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.
zaftig definition by Webster's New World
Origin: eastern; English Yiddish zaftik, literally , juicy, succulent ; from zaft, juice ; from Middle High German saft, earlier saf, juice, sap plush -ig, -y
zaftig definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Having a full, shapely figure.
Origin: Yiddish zaftik, juicy, from Middle High German saftec, from saft, juice, from Old High German saf.