embonpoint
Pronunciation
  • enPR: äɴbôɴpwĕɴ, IPA: /ɑ̃bɔ̃pwɛ̃/
Noun

embonpoint

  1. Plumpness, stoutness, especially when voluptuous.
    • 1911, J.M. Barrie, Peter and Wendy:
      She was slightly inclined to embonpoint.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses:
      The beautiful woman threw off her sabletrimmed wrap, displaying her queenly shoulders and heaving embonpoint.
    • 2002, Colin Jones (historian), The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 1:
      The patient's physicians had always allowed him to indulge a gargantuan appetite, countering his intake and regulating his embonpoint by a heroic diet of purges and enemas.
Translations Adjective

embonpoint

  1. Plump, chubby, buxom.
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:overweight, Thesaurus:voluptuous
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