a term sometimes used to describe "fat" people with affection. The term 'plumper' draws attention to the cuddly bodies most fat people possess.

Plump"er (?), n.

1.

One who, or that which, plumps or swells out something else; hence, something carried in the mouth to distend the cheeks.

2. English Elections

A vote given to one candidate only, when two or more are to be elected, thus giving him the advantage over the others. A person who gives his vote thus is said to plump, or to plump his vote.

3.

A voter who plumps his vote.

[Eng.]

4.

A downright, unqualified lie.

[Colloq. or Low]

 

© Webster 1913.

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