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Today's Word "embonpoint"

Plumpness of person on

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embonpoint \ahn-bohn-PWAN\ (noun) - Plumpness of person; stoutness.

"It was a girl called Tinker Bell exquisitely gowned in a skeleton leaf, cut low and square, through which her figure could be seen to best advantage. She was slightly inclined to embonpoint." -- J.M. Barrie, 'Peter Pan'

 

Embonpoint is from French, literally "in good condition" (en, "in" + bon, "good" + point, "situation, condition").

 

 

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