zaftig


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

zaf·tig

or zof·tig  (zäf′tĭk, -tĭg)
adj.
Having a full, shapely figure. Used of a woman.

[Yiddish zaftik, juicy, from Middle High German saftec, from saft, juice, from Old High German saf.]

zaftig

(ˈzɑːftɪk)
adj
informal US (of a woman) plump and voluptuous

zaf•tig

or zof•tig

(ˈzɑf tɪk, -tɪg)

adj. Slang.
(of a woman) having a pleasantly plump figure.
[1935–40; < Yiddish zaftik literally, juicy]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.zaftig - (of a female body) healthily plump and vigorous ; "a generation ago...buxom actresses were popular"- Robt.A.Hamilton;
fat - having an (over)abundance of flesh; "he hadn't remembered how fat she was"

zaftig

or zoftig
adjective
Well-rounded and full in form:
Translations

zaftig

[ˈzæftɪg] ADJ (US) [woman] → regordeta y mona
References in periodicals archive ?
Spinoff's mother, Zaftig, was sired by Gone West, who was the damsire (grandfather) to 2012 Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags.
Our daughter, always on the zaftig side, was model skinny for the first time in her life while she was pregnant.
Muslimova draws her perpetually naked, pleasantly zaftig second self into innumerable graphic scenarios, her elastic body functioning as a vehicle for dirty jokes and insuppressible energies.
Will it turn out to be a zaftig sizzler at the box office, or will
Synopsis: "Your Caius Aquilla" by John Andrew Fredrick is set in ancient Rome, and is composed of hilarious letters between a doting and brave but quite bumbling legionary and his beautiful, zaftig wife, Lora.
And the archetypes that they really want to see are: a woman of zaftig stature with the cute little Cheshire Cat grin as the nurturer, or there's the "sassy" whatever.
Even the obscenely zaftig Don Juan d'Austria, 2003--which has the same male protagonist as the two previous pictures--is laughable, that of course being the point, for rarely has masculinity cut a less romantic but more life-like profile.
"But try as she might to glamorize herself, she could not conform to Hollywood standards of beauty; she was simply a bit too zaftig to prolong the fantasy of becoming a leading lady." While many felt that she could go the way of becoming a character actress, the lead's best friend, this was not something Mengers imagined for herself.
"The novel works best when July is satirizing the entitled do-gooders in Cheryl's privileged circle, and she deftly captures Cheryl's ambivalence about millennials like Clee, who wears tight, low-slung sweatpants, 'an accumulation of straps on her shoulders' (a bra and tank tops) and feels OK about being zaftig. ...
For a quick overview of the complexities of the word zaftig, take a look at the Los Angeles Jewish Home's video circulating online in which its residents demystify the meaning of the word.
And he acknowledges that marriage equality, which allows access to tax breaks, health care, inheritance, child custody, and similar benefits, "behaves like a classic positive right." Missing from this approach is much of the contingency, possibility, and power that has been present in every frustrated attempt to create a healthier, more zaftig version of identity politics.