zaftig

zaftig

[zahf-tik, -tig]
adjective Slang.
1.
(of a woman) having a pleasantly plump figure.
2.
full-bodied; well-proportioned.
Also, zoftig.


Origin:
1935–40; < Yiddish zaftik literally, juicy, succulent; compare Middle High German saftec, derivative of saf(t), Old High German saf (German Saft) sap1, juice

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zaftig
"alluringly plump, curvaceous, buxom," 1937, from Yiddish zaftik, lit. "juicy," from zaft "juice," from M.H.G. saft "juice" (see sap (n.1)).
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