Word of the day: Zaftig

Zaftig:

Pronunciation: \?zäf-tig\
Function: adjective
Etymology: Yiddish zaftik juicy, succulent, from zaft juice, sap, from Middle High German saf, saft, from Old High German saf — more at sap
Date: circa 1936

of a woman : having a full rounded figure : pleasingly plump

–adjective Slang .

1. (of a woman) having a pleasantly plump figure.
2. full-bodied; well-proportioned.
Also, zoftig.

Origin:
1935–40;  < Yiddish zaftik  lit., juicy, succulent; cf. MHG saftec,  deriv. of saf ( t ), OHG saf  (G Saft ) sap1 ,  juice
References:
“zaftig.” Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. 2010.  Merriam-Webster Online. 28 May 2010.  <http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zaftig>
“zaftig.” Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 28 May. 2010. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/zaftig>.

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Zaftig: Pronunciation: \?zäf-tig\ Function: adjective Etymology: Yiddish zaftik juicy, succulent, from zaft juice, sap, from Middle High German saf, saft, from Old High German saf — more at sap Date: circa 1936 of a woman : having a full rounded figure : pleasingly plump –adjective Slang . 1. (of a woman) having a pleasantly plump figure. 2. full-bodied; well-proportioned. Also, zoftig. Origin: 1935–40;  < Yiddish zaftik  lit., juicy, succulent; cf. MHG saftec,  deriv. of saf ( t ), OHG saf  (G Saft ) sap1 ,  juice References: “zaftig.” Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. 2010.  Merriam-Webster Online. 28 May 2010.  <http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zaftig> “zaftig.” Dictionary.com […]

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