adjective, plumper, plumpest.
well filled out or rounded in form; somewhat fleshy or fat.
verb (used without object)
to become plump (often followed by up or out).
verb (used with object)
to make plump (often followed by up or out):
to plump up the sofa pillows.
well filled out or rounded; fleshy or chubby: a plump turkey
bulging, as with contents; full: a plump wallet
(of amounts of money) generous; ample: a plump cheque
often foll by up or out. to make or become plump: to plump up a pillow
often foll by down, into, etc. to drop or fall suddenly and heavily: to plump down on the sofa
(intransitive) foll by for. to give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number
a heavy abrupt fall or the sound of this
suddenly or heavily: he ran plump into the old lady
straight down; directly: the helicopter landed plump in the middle of the field
in a blunt, direct, or decisive manner
(archaic or dialect) a group of people, animals, or things; troop; cluster
1540s, from plump (adj.) + -ness.
late 15c., “blunt, dull” (in manners), from Dutch plomp “blunt, thick, massive, stumpy,” probably related to plompen “fall or drop heavily” (see plump (v.)). Meaning “fleshy, of rounded form” is from 1540s in English. Danish and Swedish plump “rude, coarse, clumsy” are from the Low German word and represent a different sense development.
c.1300, “to fall or strike with a full impact,” common Low German word, from or related to Middle Dutch and Dutch plompen, East Frisian plumpen, Middle Low German plumpen, probably more or less imitative of something hard striking something soft. Hence plump (n.) “a firm blow,” in pugilism usually one to the stomach.
To plump; to strike, or shoot. I’ll give you a plump in the bread basket, or the victualling office; I’ll give you a blow in the stomach. [“Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit and Pickpocket Eloquence,” London, 1811]
Or, even if any of them should suspect me, I know how to bring myself off. It is but pretending to be affronted, stripping directly, challenging him to fight, and before he can be on his guard, hitting him a plump in the bread-basket, that shall make him throw up his accounts; and I’ll engage he will have but very little stomach to accuse me after. [“The Reverie: or A Flight to the Paradise of Fools,” London, 1763]
“to become plump,” 1530s, from plump (adj.). Meaning “to plump (something) up, to cause to swell” is from 1530s. Related: Plumped; plumping.
Precisely; exactly; squarely; smack
[1734+; fr plumb]
noun 1. a rich steamed or boiled pudding containing raisins, currants, citron, spices, etc. noun 1. (in Britain) a dark brown rich boiled or steamed pudding made with flour, suet, sugar, and dried fruit
noun 1. an egg-shaped or oblong variety of tomato.
[ploom-yuh-ley-shuh s] /ˌplum yəˈleɪ ʃəs/ adjective 1. having the texture of down.
[ploom-yool] /ˈplum yul/ noun 1. Botany. the bud of the ascending axis of a plant while still in the embryo. 2. Ornithology. a down feather. /ˈpluːmjuːl/ noun 1. the embryonic shoot of seed-bearing plants 2. a down feather of young birds that persists in some adults plumule (plm’yl) The developing bud of a plant embryo, […]