plumper

noun (1)
plump·​er | \ ˈpləm-pər How to pronounce plumper (audio) \

Definition of plumper

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an object carried in the mouth to fill out the cheeks

plumper

noun (2)

Definition of plumper (Entry 2 of 2)

chiefly British
: a vote for only one candidate when two or more are to be elected to the same office

First Known Use of plumper

Noun (1)

1690, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1761, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for plumper

Noun (1)

plump entry 5

Noun (2)

plump entry 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about plumper

Time Traveler for plumper

Time Traveler

The first known use of plumper was in 1690

See more words from the same year

Statistics for plumper

Cite this Entry

“Plumper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plumper. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for plumper

plumper

noun
plump·​er | \ ˈpləm-pər How to pronounce plumper (audio) \

Medical Definition of plumper

: an object carried in the mouth to fill out the cheeks

More from Merriam-Webster on plumper

Nglish: Translation of plumper for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of plumper for Arabic Speakers

Comments on plumper

What made you want to look up plumper? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words Used by Nabokov Quiz

  • image1676440788
  • Choose the best definition or synonym for the word in bold: "There are some eructations that sound like cheers—at least, mine did." Lolita
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!