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noun (1)

plump·​er ˈpləm-pər How to pronounce plumper (audio)
: an object carried in the mouth to fill out the cheeks


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noun (2)

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

Examples of plumper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
The non-slip skin-gel formula is infused with hyaluronic acid to restore the hydration in your lips and leave them softer and plumper. Megan Schaltegger, Peoplemag, 1 Feb. 2024 The formula rounds out with a dose of hyaluronic acid, which restores hydration to even the thinnest of skin and boosts collagen production for plumper, more supple skin. Alyssa Brascia, Peoplemag, 10 Oct. 2023 All lip liners, lip plumpers, and color-shifting glosses are included in the promotion, which gets you any three products for just $39. Jasmine Hyman, Peoplemag, 28 July 2023 Lip plumpers are topical products that come in various forms and formulas, all with slightly different effects. Kristine Thomason, Glamour, 6 July 2023 To instantly pump up the volume on their puckers, stars and celebrity makeup artists look to some of the best lip plumpers and pout-boosting lipsticks as a painless, needle-free alternative to lip filler. Ingrid Schmidt, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 June 2023 Similarly, a handful of the best drugstore lip plumpers contain peptides. Lauren Dana Ellman, Allure, 18 June 2023 Its fast-absorbing formula sinks in beautifully, leaving skin feeling silky and looking noticeably plumper. Roxanne Adamiyatt,, 7 June 2023 To her surprise, the plumper was in fact doing its job in stealthy silence. Alyssa Brascia, Peoplemag, 25 May 2023 See More

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Word History


Noun (1)

plump entry 5

Noun (2)

plump entry 1

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1690, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1761, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of plumper was in 1690

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Cite this Entry

“Plumper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition


plump·​er ˈpləm-pər How to pronounce plumper (audio)
: an object carried in the mouth to fill out the cheeks

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