plump


1plump

verb \ˈpləmp\

Definition of PLUMP

intransitive verb
1
:  to drop, sink, or come in contact suddenly or heavily <plumped down in the chair>
2
:  to favor or decide in favor of someone or something strongly or emphatically —used with for
transitive verb
1
:  to drop, cast, or place suddenly or heavily
2
:  to give support and favorable publicity to

Origin of PLUMP

Middle English
First Known Use: 14th century

2plump

noun

Definition of PLUMP

:  a sudden plunge, fall, or blow; also :  the sound made by a plump

First Known Use of PLUMP

15th century

3plump

adverb

Definition of PLUMP

1
:  with a sudden or heavy drop
2
a :  straight down
b :  straight ahead
3
:  without qualification :  directly <plump out of luck>

Examples of PLUMP

  1. <there was a squirrel on the sidewalk plump in front of us>

First Known Use of PLUMP

1594

4plump

noun

Definition of PLUMP

chiefly dialect
:  group, flock <a plump of ducks rose at the same time — H. D. Thoreau>

Origin of PLUMP

Middle English plumpe
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Animal Husbandry Terms

apiary, bantam, calico, girth, hogwash, mast, rut

5plump

verb

Definition of PLUMP

transitive verb
:  to make plump
intransitive verb
:  to become plump

Origin of PLUMP

6plump
First Known Use: 1533

6plump

adjective

: having a full, rounded shape : slightly fat

Full Definition of PLUMP

1
:  having a full rounded usually pleasing form <a plump woman>
2
plump·ish \ˈpləm-pish\ adjective

Examples of PLUMP

  1. His aunt pinched his plump cheeks.
  2. <she's been plump all her life, and her sister has always been skinny>

Origin of PLUMP

Middle English, dull, blunt, from Middle Dutch plomp
First Known Use: 1569

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