[LMB] OT: Words for not-skinny

Helen Fenton hifenton at internode.on.net
Mon Nov 27 12:47:26 GMT 2017


My contribution is curvaceous 

Adjective :
(Of a woman ) having a well shaped figure with voluptuous curves 

Kind Regards,
Helen Fenton

> On 27 Nov 2017, at 11:14 PM, Karen Hunt <huntkc at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> On Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 6:30 AM, baur baur <baur at chello.at> wrote:
>> 
>> 
>>> 
>>>    Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> hat am 27. November 2017 um
>> 12:00
>>> geschrieben:
>>>    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
>> [snip]
> 
>>>> If my German hasn't deserted me, literally "juicy".
>>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> correct when written thusly:"saftig"
>>> 
>>>    Of course. Is "zaftig" perhaps Yiddish, then?
>>> 
>> 
>> possibly .. or acoustic spelling by an englisch native speaker?
>> 
> 
> According to dictionary.com, it is Yiddish:
> 1935-40; < Yiddish zaftik literally, juicy, succulent; compare Middle High
> German saftec, derivative of saf(t), Old High German saf (German Saft) sap
> <http://www.dictionary.com/browse/sap>1, juice
> 
> Karen Hunt
> --
> Lois-Bujold mailing list message sent to hifenton at internode.on.net
> Lois-Bujold at lists.herald.co.uk
> http://lists.herald.co.uk/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/lois-bujold


More information about the Lois-Bujold mailing list