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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Definitions for zaftig

  1. Full-bodied; well-proportioned.

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Citations for zaftig
Rina's mom had been svelte, her dad had been fit and muscular, yet she'd managed to get the same zaftig genes as her mom's sister. Susan Lyons, She's on Top
This chair is definitely an affable zaftig blobject, but very expensive compared to, and not very dissimilar from, the cheap $5 garden chairs made of polypropylene. Christopher Bright, "The Haute Seat," Dwell, May 2007.
Origin of zaftig
1935-1940
Zaftig is a borrowing from Yiddish, zaftik, literally meaning "juicy."