Meaning of embonpoint in English:


Pronunciation /ˌɒmbɒ̃ˈpwã/

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  • The plump or fleshy part of a person's body, in particular a woman's bosom.

    ‘I have lost my embonpoint, and become quite thin’
    • ‘One reason she gave was that other women plainly resented her glorious embonpoint.’
    • ‘For example, when she wasn't working car shows, Kelley worked bars in Richmond Hill, her embonpoint en regalia in a low-cut dress with a beer logo plastered on it.’
    • ‘One theory is that the cold and wet in the opening week did not permit him to lose weight, as the heat he prefers might have: an extra kilo of embonpoint does not help on mountains.’
    • ‘The much discussed embonpoint was merely his lungs forcing his stomach out.’
    • ‘Both women have the chalky flesh-tones, the lank pelt of body-hair, and the deep folds of embonpoint characteristic of Baldung's unenticing nudes.’
    chest, bosom, breasts


Late 17th century from French en bon point ‘in good condition’.