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embonpoint

[French ahn-bawn-pwan] /French ɑ̃ bɔ̃ˈpwɛ̃/
noun
1.
excessive plumpness; stoutness.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < French, literally, in good condition
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British Dictionary definitions for embonpoint

embonpoint

/ɑ̃bɔ̃pwɛ̃/
noun
1.
plumpness or stoutness
adjective
2.
plump; stout
Word Origin
C18: from phrase en bon point in good condition
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Word Origin and History for embonpoint
n.

"plumpness," 1751, from French embonpoint (16c.), from Old French en bon point, literally "in good condition."

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