plimmed; plimmed; plimming; plims

intransitive verb

dialectal, chiefly England : to increase in size : fill out : swell
her bosom plimmed and fellThomas Hardy

transitive verb

dialectal, chiefly England : inflate, swell
plimming her chest towards themJoyce Cary

Word History


perhaps alteration of plum entry 2

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“Plim.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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