Synonyms of plump

Synonyms of plump DEFAULT


'The fact of the matter is,' said the benevolent gentleman, 'that my friend here (pointing to the other plump gentleman) will give you half a guinea, if you'll answer one or two--'

Really, Mr.--' He turned to the other plump gentleman, and said, 'I forget your friend's name.'

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The way he went after that plump sister in the lace tucker, was an outrage on the credulity of human nature.

At last the plump sister, falling into a similar state, cried out:

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The singer looked dazzling at the American Music Awards with bold winged eyeliner and nude plumplips.

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Pick garden peas when plumpand still green; snap peas just as they plump, but before the peas inside reach full size; and snow peas when the pods reach full size, but the peas inside are quite small.

Easy peas-y

Pilgrim's, based in Greeley, Colo., has launched a line of chicken sausages under its Gold'n Plumplabel that feature boneless, skinless thigh meat from chickens humanely raised without antibiotics; real ingredients including bacon, cheeses like gouda, aged parmesan and asiago, peppers, herbs and spices; a traditional sausage texture with a coarse grind of chicken and a pork casing; and a clean label indicating the product is free of MSG, fillers, preservatives, nitrates and nitrites, gluten and artificial flavors and colors.

Summertime sausage

WHETHER your teeth are the star attraction or not, hydrated, plumplips can dramatically improve a smile - and they require extra TLC over the winter months.


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Extremely overweight, especially: weighing more than 20% (for men) or 25% (for women) over their ideal weight determined by height and build; or, having a body mass index over 30 kg/m2.



Rich; producing a large income; desirable.


Of, relating to, or resembling skin.



Scarce; not close, crowded, or numerous; not filling the space.


The definition of buxom is a woman with large breasts.


More than enough; abundant


(Not comparable) Not current.


The definition of lean is with little fat.


Excessive in quantity; superabundant:


Having an abundance of something; abounding:


Having a base runner at first, second, and third base:



To fall or drop in this way


To proceed or move according to:


To make fat, or plump, as by feeding; specif., to make (cattle, etc.) fat for slaughter


The definition of portly is someone who is stout or has a large, heavy body.


The definition of rotund is round, or fat, or with a full sound.


Given without reservation; unqualified:


(US, colloquial) Of a woman, having a plump and sexually attractive figure; voluptuous, well-proportioned; large.



The definition of unqualified is something that is complete and total.


Rise is defined as to wake up, stand up, go to a higher place or increase in amount.


To furnish or cover with planks:


To drop something heavily or with a dull sound


(Followed by a location) Precisely and forcefully.

plunk down

set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise

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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.



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Origin of plump


First recorded in 1475–85; earlier plompe “dull, rude,” from Middle Dutch plomp “blunt, squat”; cognate with Middle Low German plump “uneducated, clumsy”

synonym study for plump

1. See stout.



Words nearby plump

plummer block, Plummer-Vinson syndrome, plummet, plummy, plumose, plump, plumpen, plumper, plumpish, plum pudding, plum tomato

Other definitions for plump (2 of 3)


verb (used without object)

to drop or fall heavily or suddenly; come down abruptly or with direct impact.

Chiefly British. to vote exclusively for one candidate in an election, instead of distributing or splitting one's votes among a number.

verb (used with object)

to drop or throw heavily or suddenly (often followed by down): He plumped himself down and fell asleep.

to utter or say bluntly (often followed by out): She plumps out the truth at the oddest times.

to praise or extol: road signs plumping the delights of a new candy bar.


a heavy or sudden fall.

the sound resulting from such a fall.


with a heavy or sudden fall or drop.

directly or bluntly, as in speaking.

in a vertical direction; straight down.

with sudden encounter.

with direct impact.


direct; downright; blunt: Days after being accused, they met the charge with a plump denial.

Verb Phrases

plump for,to support enthusiastically; be wholeheartedly in favor of: to plump for a team.

Origin of plump


First recorded in 1375–1425; Middle English verb plumpen “to plunge into water, dive,” cognate with Dutch plompen; probably imitative

Other definitions for plump (3 of 3)


nounChiefly BritishDialect.

a group or cluster.

a flock: a plump of ducks.

Origin of plump


First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English plump; origin unknown Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Words related to plump

fleshy, chunky, pudgy, full, stout, round, filled, beefy, burly, buxom, corpulent, obese, portly, rotund, tubby

How to use plump in a sentence

  • Some restaurants in Brooklyn had plantains more plump than the ones at Top Taste.

    Until I Can Go Back to My Favorite Restaurant, This Jerk Paste Is the Next Best Thing|Elazar Sontag|September 25, 2020|Eater

  • They also had to take into account how far into the breeding cycle the penguins were, since earlier in the cycle the birds are plumper from recent foraging, which allows them to start huddling at relatively colder temperatures.

    Math of the Penguins|Susan D'Agostino|August 17, 2020|Quanta Magazine

  • When a caterpillar hatches, it munches milkweed leaves and grows plump.

    Pesticides contaminate most food of western U.S. monarchs|Rebecca E. Hirsch|August 17, 2020|Science News For Students

  • It’s helping to plump their profit margins, and they say it comes down to changes in how consumers are shopping and what they’re buying.

    There’s one silver lining for fashion retailers in the pandemic|Marc Bain|August 13, 2020|Quartz

  • When fully inflated, a plump, curved, inner mucus house cradles the larvacean as the animal’s swishing tail pumps seawater through the structure.

    Larvaceans’ underwater ‘snot palaces’ boast elaborate plumbing|Susan Milius|June 15, 2020|Science News

  • Some juice spills out when one is sliced or bitten, but it isn't nearly as plump and oozy as a traditional link.

    The Texas Church of Beef|Jane & Michael Stern|April 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST

  • There were a couple of black children on one of the floats, and a plump black tuba player marched with the high school band.

    ‘The Land of the Permanent Wave’ Is Bud Shrake’s Classic Take on ‘60s Texas|Edwin Shrake|February 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST

  • Near its grounds, private gardens hang thick with bright orange tangerines and plump persimmons, the fruits of fall in Abkhazia.

    The Only Ballerinas In All Of Abkhazia|Anna Nemtsova|December 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST

  • He wanted purity, docility, absolute devotion to her husband—and plump white arms.

    The Man Who Tried to Raise a Wife|Mythili Rao|April 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST

  • His skin tone is made to look nearly jaundiced, contrasting with his pale, plump lips.

    Javier Bardem on Playing James Bond’s Latest Villain in ‘Skyfall’|Kevin Fallon|November 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST

  • She was a plump-faced, insipid child, with fair hair and pale blue eyes, stolid and bovine in their expressionlessness.

    St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini

  • “I thought she wos wery plump, and vell made,” said Mr. Weller, with a critical air.

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens

  • The tall oak door of the library was opened by William Weedham himself—a plump, white-haired man with black, overhanging eyebrows.

    Hooded Detective, Volume III No. 2, January, 1942|Various

  • But he had not run, and she landed on the further side plump beside him where he sat huddled against the stones.

    Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond

  • It would not be easy to find a more ugly sight than that of their plump, heavy heads and faces in these old-fashioned bonnets.

    A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer

British Dictionary definitions for plump (1 of 3)


well filled out or rounded; fleshy or chubbya plump turkey

bulging, as with contents; fulla plump wallet

(of amounts of money) generous; amplea plump cheque


(often foll by up or out) to make or become plumpto plump up a pillow

Derived forms of plump

plumply, adverbplumpness, noun

Word Origin for plump

C15 (meaning: dull, rude), C16 (in current senses): perhaps from Middle Dutch plomp dull, blunt

British Dictionary definitions for plump (2 of 3)


(often foll by down, into, etc) to drop or fall suddenly and heavilyto plump down on the sofa

(intr 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 heavilyhe ran plump into the old lady

straight down; directlythe helicopter landed plump in the middle of the field

adjective, adverb

in a blunt, direct, or decisive manner

Word Origin for plump

C14: probably of imitative origin; compare Middle Low German plumpen, Middle Dutch plompen

British Dictionary definitions for plump (3 of 3)


archaic, ordialecta group of people, animals, or things; troop; cluster

Word Origin for plump

C15: of uncertain origin

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How to use plump in a sentence

They also had to take into account how far into the breeding cycle the penguins were, since earlier in the cycle the birds are plumper from recent foraging, which allows them to start huddling at relatively colder temperatures.


She was a plump-faced, insipid child, with fair hair and pale blue eyes, stolid and bovine in their expressionlessness.


But he had not run, and she landed on the further side plump beside him where he sat huddled against the stones.




adjectivebrittle, dry


adjectivehuggable, embraceable

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Plump synonyms of

1. plump

adjective. ['ˈplʌmp'] sufficiently fat so as to have a pleasing fullness of figure; .

  • breastfeed
  • bottlefeed
  • stand still

Words that Rhyme with Plump

  • trump
  • stumpp
  • stumpe
  • stump
  • slump
  • klumpp
  • klump
  • grump
  • frump
  • crump
  • clump
  • thump
  • sump
  • rump
  • pump
  • lumpp
  • kump
  • jump
  • hump
  • gumpp
  • gump
  • dump
  • chump
  • bump

Example sentences of the word plump

1. Verb, base form
Soaking the root system prior to planting will help plump up the roots in case they have dried out.

2. Noun, singular or mass
For the sweet and tart taste of a plump raisin, stick with goldens.

Quotes containing the word plump

1. Fred, you next,"the plump woman said. "I'm not Fred, I'm George,"said the boy. "Honestly, woman, you call yourself our mother? Can't you tell I'm George?""Sorry, George, dear.""Only joking, I am Fred,"said the boy and off he went.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

2. plump

verb. ['ˈplʌmp'] make fat or plump.

  • fatten
  • feed
  • give
  • fill out
  • fatten out
  • alter
  • plump out
  • fat
  • modify
  • change
  • flesh out
  • borrow
  • disinherit
  • explode
  • stay

3. plump

verb. ['ˈplʌmp'] drop sharply.

4. plump

noun. ['ˈplʌmp'] the sound of a sudden heavy fall.

5. plump

verb. ['ˈplʌmp'] set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise.

  • flump
  • plop
  • place down
  • set down
  • plank
  • put down
  • plunk
  • plunk down
  • plump down
  • forbid
  • disallow
  • refuse
  • shrink

6. plump

verb. ['ˈplʌmp'] give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number.

  • deprive
  • deny
  • withdraw
  • take
What is the meaning of the word PLUMP?

Synonyms of plump in English

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1‘exhausted, Jack plumped down on to a chair’


flop, collapse, sink, fall, drop, slump, plop oneself

informal plonk oneself

North American informal plank oneself

2‘she plumped her bag on the table’


put, put down, set, set down, deposit, dump, stick, place

informal plonk

British informal bung

North American informal plunk

3‘I plumped for a fixed-rate mortgage’


choose, decide on, go for, opt for, pick, pick out, settle on, select, take, elect, fix on, come down in favour of, vote for, single out, prefer

British pitch on

Synonyms of plump in English

: plump1plump2


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1‘a plump, rosy-faced girl’


chubby, fat, stout, rotund, buxom, well upholstered, well covered, well padded, of ample proportions, ample, roly-poly, round, rounded, well rounded, full, fattish, dumpy, chunky, broad in the beam, portly, overweight, fleshy, paunchy, bulky, corpulent

informal tubby, pudgy, beefy, porky, blubbery, poddy

British informal podgy, fubsy, lard-arsed

North American informal zaftig, corn-fed

archaic pursy

rare abdominous


thin, slender, skinny


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