plumper


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plump 1

 (plŭmp)
adj. plump·er, plump·est
1. Well-rounded and full in form; chubby. See Synonyms at fat.
2. Abundant; ample: a plump reward.
v. plumped, plump·ing, plumps
v.tr.
To make well-rounded or full in form: plumped up the pillows.
v.intr.
To become well-rounded, chubby, or full in form: The baby plumped out at three months.

[Middle English, dull, probably from Middle Low German plomp, blunt, thick.]

plump′ish adj.
plump′ly adv.
plump′ness n.

plump 2

 (plŭmp)
v. plumped, plump·ing, plumps
v.intr.
1. To drop abruptly or heavily: plumped into the easy chair.
2. To give full support or praise: plumped for the candidate throughout the state.
v.tr.
To throw down or drop (something) abruptly or heavily: plumped the books onto the table.
n.
1. A heavy or abrupt fall or collision.
2. The sound of a heavy fall or collision.
adj.
Blunt; direct.
adv.
1. With a heavy or abrupt drop: The anchor fell plump into the sea.
2.
a. With a full or sudden impact: walked plump into the pole.
b. Directly: ran plump into an old friend.
3. Without qualification; bluntly: spoke out plump for the tax bill.

[Middle English plumpen, to immerse quickly, perhaps from Middle Low German, probably of imitative origin.]

plumper

(ˈplʌmpə)
n
(Theatre) a pad carried in the mouth by actors to round out the cheeks

plump•er1

(ˈplʌm pər)

n.
an act of falling heavily; a plumping.

plump•er2

(ˈplʌm pər)

n.
something carried in the mouth to fill out hollow cheeks.
[1755–65]
References in classic literature ?
I told him 'no,'" Adam continued, looking fondly at the eyes that were turned towards his, "only a bit plumper, as thee'dst a right to be after seven year.
His thin cheeks became round; his delicate little hand, so spiritually fashioned to achieve fairy task-work, grew plumper than the hand of a thriving infant.
Ida Walker was a hand's breadth smaller than Clara, but was a little fuller in the face and plumper in the figure.
So the little impudent fellow would waste many an ear in a forenoon; till at last, seizing some longer and plumper one, considerably bigger than himself, and skilfully balancing it, he would set out with it to the woods, like a tiger with a buffalo, by the same zig-zag course and frequent pauses, scratching along with it as if it were too heavy for him and falling all the while, making its fall a diagonal between a perpendicular and horizontal, being determined to put it through at any rate; -- a singularly frivolous and whimsical fellow; -- and so he would get off with it to where he lived, perhaps carry it to the top of a pine tree forty or fifty rods distant, and I would afterwards find the cobs strewn about the woods in various directions.
And thou, much plumper dame, whom no airy forms nor phantoms of imagination cloathe; whom the well-seasoned beef, and pudding richly stained with plums, delight: thee I call: of whom in a treckschuyte, in some Dutch canal, the fat ufrow gelt, impregnated by a jolly merchant of Amsterdam, was delivered: in Grub-street school didst thou suck in the elements of thy erudition.
All her action was usually with her left hand because her hands were not a pair; and left being much the whiter and plumper of the two.
For an extra kick, Active Gold Collagen has launched a super-shot drink containing hydrolysed collagen - which activates your collagen-producing cells to give your skin a plumper appearance.
Can a plumper get your lips looking kissable by Valentine's Day?
Baggies boss Alan Irvine heads the sack race betting at 2-1, a price that could well be looking plumper than a Bernard Matthews turkey by the end of the afternoon.
Kanye West's fiance's current nose looks more slimmed down while her cheeks now appear plumper and her skin somehow looks even smoother.
It wasn't particularly long lasting but lips did look a little plumper.