variants or less commonly plus-sized
of clothing
: extra large
plus-size apparel
sometimes used of a person
a plus-size woman

Examples of plus-size in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ultimately, said Jake Beaven-Parshall, a plus-size influencer who was paid by Weight Watchers to promote its GLP-1 offerings, the gender of the person taking a weight-loss drug shouldn’t matter. Callie Holtermann, New York Times, 8 Apr. 2024 She's made a name for herself as a plus-size model, as well as making history. Sarah Title, Peoplemag, 7 Apr. 2024 Getting a plus-size queen or a queen of color can require some finessing, as can getting any sort of specific makeup look. Marah Eakin, WIRED, 3 Apr. 2024 Be part of the solution Work to improve the situation, not just for the sake of plus-size people but for the future you. Andrea Kane, CNN, 22 Mar. 2024 Through her conversation with Throckmorton, Jessie learned some styling tips for plus-size dresses that go beyond fit and size range. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 12 Mar. 2024 The Pitfalls of Body Positivity: Do plus-size influencers owe their followers an explanation when their bodies change? Arlene Hirst, New York Times, 8 Mar. 2024 Top-name brands like Target, Nordstrom, Anthropologie and more have so many great plus-size spring dresses available right now. Rachel Simon, Southern Living, 9 Mar. 2024 Summer Lucille Summer Lucille owns the plus-size boutique Juicy Body Goddess at Charlotte’s Northlake Mall, which sells sizes 12-30, or XL-6XL. Jodie Valade, Charlotte Observer, 8 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of plus-size was in 1942

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Cite this Entry

“Plus-size.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plus-size. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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