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Saturday, July 24, 2010

zaftig

\ZAHF-tik\ , adjective;
1.
Full-bodied; well-proportioned.
Quotes:
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:
Zaftig is a borrowing from Yiddish, zaftik, literally meaning "juicy."
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