Meaning of zaftig in English:


Pronunciation /ˈzaftɪɡ/

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(also zoftig)
informal North American
  • Having a full, rounded figure; plump (typically used of a woman)

    • ‘a zaftig brunette’
    • ‘She was zaftig, or, as my younger son would call it, stout.’
    • ‘Because muscle is denser than fat, a lean, muscular athlete may weigh more than a zaftig woman of the same height who doesn't work out.’
    • ‘He has this zaftig lady friend who is always bugging him to quit and live happily ever after.’
    • ‘Her subjects are usually depicted with faraway Botticelli eyes and zaftig physiques, placed amid quasi-Platonic iconographic schemes and classical-looking drapery.’
    • ‘There are an unending parade of zaftig babes parading in short-shorts.’
    • ‘My American friend drove off with the zaftig owner of the restaurant.’
    • ‘Long has Sebastian peeked through the window to watch his zaftig neighbor across the way undress.’
    big, burly, heavy, tall, bulky, thickset, heavyset, chunky, strapping, powerfully built, hefty, muscular, muscle-bound, brawny, muscly, husky, solid, powerful, sturdy, solidly built, broad-shouldered, strong, big and strong, rugged, Herculean


1930s Yiddish, from German saftig ‘juicy’.