|Origin:||plomp 'dull, not sharp'|
slightly fat in a fairly pleasant way - used especially about women or children, often to avoid saying the word fat: ➔ see usage note fat1
The nurse was a cheerful plump woman.
The baby's nice and plump.
round and full in a way that looks attractive:
plump, soft pillows
plump juicy tomatoes
—plumpness noun [uncountable]WORD CHOICE:
fat, overweight, obese, chubby, plump, big, well-builtIn general, people do not like to be called fat. But some ways to say 'fat' are less rude than others.fat is a very direct word. You might use it about yourself but it will usually cause offence if you use it about someone else • I'm so fat at the moment!overweight is a more polite way to say that someone is fatter than they usually are or than they should be • She is a little overweight.obese is a word used especially by doctors to describe people who are very fat, in a way that is bad for their health.chubby is a more informal word and is used especially of children or of rounded body parts such as cheeks or knees.plump means fat and rounded in a pleasant way • a plump, motherly womanbig and well-built are fairly polite ways to describe someone with a large, strong, or fat body • For big men like him, air travel can be uncomfortable. ➔ See also fat