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pear–shaped

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adjective \ˈper-ˌshāpt\

Simple Definition of pear–shaped

  • : shaped like a pear

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pear–shaped

  1. 1 :  having an oval shape markedly tapering at one end

  2. 2 of a vocal tone :  free from harshness, thinness, or nasality

1758

First Known Use of pear–shaped

1758

Rhymes with pear–shaped



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