1
: having an oval shape markedly tapering at one end
2
of a vocal tone : free from harshness, thinness, or nasality

Word History

First Known Use

1731, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of pear-shaped was in 1731

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Cite this Entry

“Pear-shaped.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pear-shaped. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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