plumper
I. noun Etymology: 5plump Date: 1690 an object carried in the mouth to fill out the cheeks II. noun Etymology: 1plump Date: circa 1785 chiefly British a vote for only one candidate when two or more are to be elected to the same office

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  • Plumper — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. (English Elections) A vote given to one candidate only, when two or more are to be elected …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plumper — plumper1 [plum′pər] n. 1. a person or thing that plumps or fattens 2. Historical something carried in the mouth to plump out hollow cheeks plumper2 [plum′pər] n. a plumping, or dropping heavily …   English World dictionary

  • Plumper — Plump Plump (pl[u^]mp), a. [Compar. {Plumper} (pl[u^]mp [ e]r); superl. {Plumpest}.] [OE. plomp rude, clumsy; akin to D. plomp, G., Dan., & Sw. plump; probably of imitative origin. Cf. {Plump}, adv.] 1. Well rounded or filled out; full; fleshy;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plumper — plumper1 /plum peuhr/, n. 1. an act of falling heavily; a plumping. 2. Chiefly Brit. the vote of a person who plumps. [PLUMP2 + ER1] plumper2 /plum peuhr/, n. something carried in the mouth to fill out hollow cheeks. [1755 65; PLUMP1 + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • plumper — noun a) One who plumps or swells out something else. b) That which plumps or swells out something else. Syn: pork pie, porky, tall story, whopper …   Wiktionary

  • Plümper — Pömpel (norddt.) (umgangssprachlich); Pampelmuse (norddt.) (umgangssprachlich); Pümpel (umgangssprachlich); Saug Hektor (österr.) (umgangssprachlich); Steßl (österr.) (umgangssprachlich); Plömper ( …   Universal-Lexikon

  • plumper — plump·er pləm pər n an object carried in the mouth to fill out the cheeks …   Medical dictionary

  • plumper — plÊŒmp n. loud fall, loud crash; blow, stroke, hit v. fatten up; fluff, make plump adj. chubby; full figured; fattened; frank, sincere adv. with a loud noise, with a thump …   English contemporary dictionary

  • plumper — plump·er …   English syllables

  • plumper — I plump•er [[t]ˈplʌm pər[/t]] n. an act of falling heavily; a plumping II plump•er [[t]ˈplʌm pər[/t]] n. something carried in the mouth to fill out hollow cheeks • Etymology: 1755–65 …   From formal English to slang

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