Word of the DaySunday, August 26, 2001
\KOR-pyuh-luhnt\ , adjective;
He grew ever more corpulent and suffered from "a variety of physical ailments aggravated by the greasy Tennessee food."
-- Scott Morris, "Keeper of the Flame", National Review, April 28, 2001
She admonished the character played by the corpulent Welles to "lay off the candy bars."
-- Peter B. Flint, "Marlene Dietrich, 90, Symbol of Glamour, Dies", New York Times, May 7, 1992
Corpulent comes from Latin corpulentus, "fat, stout, corpulent," from corpus, "body."
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