[LMB] OT: Words for not-skinny

Jonathan Spencer jonrspence at aol.com
Mon Nov 27 12:11:09 GMT 2017


> On Mon, 27 Nov 2017 06:38:52 +0100 (CET), baur baur <baur at chello.at>
> wrote:
> 
>> 
>>>> "Zaftig" is the word I was trying to remember. It is a word that evokes a
>>>> pleasant armful. (Rubenesque mostly works on people who know who ruben
>>>> was...)
>>> 
>>>    If my German hasn't deserted me, literally "juicy".
>>> 
>> 
>> 
>> correct when written thusly:"saftig"
> 
> Of course.  Is "zaftig" perhaps Yiddish, then?
> -- 

Zaftig: Pleasingly plump, buxom, full-figured, as a woman (from Yiddish זאַפֿטיק zaftik 'juicy'; cf. German saftig 'juicy') (OED, MW)

Jonathan Spencer
Jonrspence at aol.com



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