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English definition of “plump”


adjective     /plʌmp/
C2 having a pleasantly soft , rounded body or shape : a nice plump chicken plump juicy grapes a child with plump rosy cheeks Fat or well-built C2 polite word for fat : He's got rather plump since I last saw him.Fat or well-built plumpness     /ˈplʌmp.nəs/ noun [U] Fat or well-built
(Definition of plump adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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