(also zoftig)
adjective N. Amer. informal (of a woman) having a full, rounded figure; curvaceous.
1930s: Yiddish, from Ger. saftig 'juicy'.

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  • zaftig — (adj.) alluringly plump, curvaceous, buxom, 1937, from Yiddish zaftik, lit. juicy, from zaft juice, from M.H.G. saft juice (see SAP (Cf. sap) (n.1)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • zaftig — [zäf′tig΄] adj. [E Yiddish zaftik, lit., juicy, succulent < zaft, juice < MHG saft, earlier saf, juice, SAP1 + ig, Y2] Slang having a full, shapely figure: said of a woman …   English World dictionary

  • zaftig — also zoftig adjective Etymology: Yiddish zaftik juicy, succulent, from zaft juice, sap, from Middle High German saf, saft, from Old High German saf more at sap Date: circa 1936 of a woman having a full rounded figure ; pleasingly plump …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • zaftig — /zahf tik, tig/, adj. Slang. 1. (of a woman) having a pleasantly plump figure. 2. full bodied; well proportioned. Also, zoftig. [1935 40; < Yiddish zaftik lit., juicy, succulent; cf. MHG saftec, deriv. of saf(t), OHG saf (G Saft) SAP1, juice] * * …   Universalium

  • zaftig — adjective /ˈzæftɪɡ,ˈzɑftɪɡ/ Of a woman, having a plump and sexually attractive figure; voluptuous, well proportioned. Syn: voluptuous, Rubenesque …   Wiktionary

  • zaftig — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. Sl. full figured, shapely, buxom, rounded, rotund. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) (or zoftig) adjective Well rounded and full in form: chubby, plump1, plumpish, pudgy, roly poly, rotund, round, tubby. See FAT …   English dictionary for students

  • zaftig — adj American an alternative spelling of zoftig …   Contemporary slang

  • zaftig —    (TSAHF tikh) [Yiddish: succulent] A slang word used to describe a woman who is pleasingly plump, or full bodied and shapely …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • zaftig — adj 1.(all of a woman) plump, chubby, rotund, rounded, well fed, well nourished, full blown, blooming, lusty; buxom, full bosomed, bosomy, Inf. busty, Sl. top heavy, Fr. avec beaucoup de monde au balcon; steatopygous, Sl. broad beamed, Sl. broad… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • zaftig — zaf·tig …   English syllables

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