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zaftig

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adjective zaf·tig \ˈzäf-tig, ˈzȯf-\

Simple Definition of zaftig

  • of a woman : slightly fat in an attractive way : having a full, rounded figure

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of zaftig

of a woman

  1. :  having a full rounded figure :  pleasingly plump

Examples of zaftig in a sentence

  1. The actress playing the lead role was a zaftig blonde.



Did You Know?

Real women have curves, as a 2002 movie title proclaimed. They are pleasingly plump, full-figured, shapely, womanly, curvy, curvaceous, voluptuous, statuesque. They are, in a word, zaftig. "Zaftig" has been juicing up our language since the 1930s (the same decade that gave us Yiddish-derived "futz," "hoo-ha," "nosh," and "schmaltz," not to mention "lox"). It comes from the Yiddish "zaftik," which means "juicy" or "succulent" and which in turn derives from zaft, meaning "juice" or "sap."

Variants of zaftig

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zoftig

\ˈzȯf-\

Origin and Etymology of zaftig

Yiddish zaftik juicy, succulent, from zaft juice, sap, from Middle High German saf, saft, from Old High German saf — more at sap


First Known Use: circa 1936


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