Plump Definition

plŭmp
plumped, plumpest, plumping, plumps
adjective
plumpest
Full and rounded in form; chubby.
Webster's New World
Abundant; ample.
A plump reward.
American Heritage
Blunt; direct.
Webster's New World
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.
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Antonyms:
thinleanskinny
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verb
plumped, plumping, plumps
To fall suddenly or with full impact.
Webster's New World
To make plump; fill out.
Webster's New World
To become well-rounded, chubby, or full in form.
The baby plumped out at three months.
American Heritage
To drop, throw, or put down heavily or all at once.
Webster's New World
To vote or opt (for someone or something)
Webster's New World
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noun
plumps
A heavy or abrupt fall or collision.
American Heritage
A falling, plunging, or colliding suddenly or heavily.
Webster's New World
The sound of this.
Webster's New World
A compact group; cluster.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
rotundityportlinessfatnesscorpulency
adverb
With a heavy or abrupt drop.
The anchor fell plump into the sea.
American Heritage
With a plump; suddenly; heavily.
Webster's New World
Straight down.
Webster's New World
With a full or sudden impact.
Walked plump into the pole.
American Heritage
Directly.
Ran plump into an old friend.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Plump

Adjective

Base Form:
plump
Comparative:
plumper1
Superlative:
plumpest

Origin of Plump

  • Middle English plumpen to immerse quickly perhaps from Middle Low German probably of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English dull probably from Middle Low German plomp blunt, thick

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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