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plump

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verb \ˈpləmp\

Definition of plump

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to drop, sink, or come in contact suddenly or heavily <plumped down in the chair>

  3. 2 :  to favor or decide in favor of someone or something strongly or emphatically —used with for

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to drop, cast, or place suddenly or heavily

  6. 2 :  to give support and favorable publicity to



Origin of plump

Middle English


First Known Use: 14th century


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plump

noun

Definition of plump

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



15th Century

First Known Use of plump

15th century


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plump

adverb

Definition of plump

  1. 1 :  with a sudden or heavy drop

  2. 2 a :  straight down b :  straight ahead

  3. 3 :  without qualification :  directly <plump out of luck>



Examples of plump in a sentence

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



1594

First Known Use of plump

1594


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plump

noun

Definition of plump

chiefly dialect

  1. :  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


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plump

verb

Definition of plump

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make plump

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become plump



Origin of plump

6plump


First Known Use: 1533


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plump

adjective

Simple Definition of plump

  • : having a full, rounded shape : slightly fat

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of plump

  1. 1 :  having a full rounded usually pleasing form <a plump woman>

  2. 2 :  ample, abundant

plumpish play \ˈpləm-pish\ adjective

Examples of plump in a sentence

  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



PLUMP Defined for Kids

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plump

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adjective \ˈpləmp\

Definition of plump for Students

plumperplumpest

  1. :  having a pleasingly full rounded shape <plump cheeks> <a plump turkey>

plumpness noun



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plump

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verb

Definition of plump for Students

plumpedplumping

  1. 1 :  to drop or fall heavily or suddenly <He plumped down on the couch.>

  2. 2 :  to come out in favor of something <I'm plumping for my favorite candidate.>




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plump

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adverb

Definition of plump for Students

  1. :  directly 1 <He ran plump into the wall.>




4

plump

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verb

Definition of plump for Students

plumpedplumping

  1. :  to make or become rounded or filled out <I plumped up the pillows.>





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