Definitions

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  • adj. comparative form of plump: more plump
  • n. One who plumps or swells out something else.
  • n. That which plumps or swells out something else.
  • n. Hence, something carried in the mouth to distend the cheeks.
  • n. In elections, a vote given to one candidate only, when two or more are to be elected, thus giving him or her the advantage over the others; a person who gives his or her vote thus is said to plump, or to plump his or her vote.
  • n. A voter who plumps his or her vote.
  • n. A downright, unqualified lie.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, plumps or swells out something else; hence, something carried in the mouth to distend the cheeks.
  • n. A vote given to one candidate only, when two or more are to be elected, thus giving him the advantage over the others. A person who gives his vote thus is said to plump, or to plump his vote.
  • n. A voter who plumps his vote.
  • n. A downright, unqualified lie.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of a pair of balls or rounded masses of some light material kept in the mouth to give the cheeks a rounded appearance.
  • n. One who votes for a single candidate in an election, when he has a right to vote for more than one; also, the vote (sometimes the total number of votes collectively) which one thus gives to a single candidate. See plump, v. i.,2.
  • n. An unqualified lie; a downright falsehood; a “corker.”
  • n. A tannage which gives leather weight or thickness.

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Examples

  • I tried a (free with coupon) lip plumper from a chain body and bath place and it felt like someone was rubbing fiberglass across my lips ... they felt injured after about 10 minutes.

    Do my lips look plump?

  • Played by Strother Martin of all people, looking more dapper, plumper, less degenerate than you remember him from Cool Hand Luke.

    Lance Mannion:

  • The pre-prepared apples stay firmer and plumper than the just-peeled sort, with the butter and sugar providing enough moisture to keep things pleasantly juicy.

    How to cook perfect tarte tatin

  • Just recently I have been turned on to Laura Mercier moisturizer, eyeliner and a great lip gloss that is also a lib plumper!!

    Makeup makes my world go ’round « Bored Mommy

  • People are paying for pads to make their tushes look tighter, their bums plumper.

    Susan Harrow: Get a Body Like Jennifer Aniston?

  • You should not be so keen to 'dis' people's versions of events such as these, especially when you are coming off as a smug, self-satisfied plumper who only likes to make light fun of things he refuses to entertain in his little brain (and probably told to generally dismiss by his bosses), whilst stuffing his pudgy little face with trans-fats.

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  • It's true you can now get oysters all year long, but it's the cold winter waters when oysters store up sugars, resulting in a plumper and sweeter taste.

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  • Watching this will be very frustrating, once she has grown plumper and looks like the sort of girl Anne Geddes would place in a flowerpot or give gossamer wings, because by this time she will have gotten so close to going home that they will be able to taste it, will be able to smell her skin long after they have left the hospital.

    Between Expectations

  • “Laurel is me,” said the plumper of the two, smiling at Hap.

    End of Time

  • My sister was always smarter and plumper and less aware of the smell of things.

    Surprise Birthday Party

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  • (n): 1. the act of falling or sinking down heavily; a sudden or heavy drop; a bad fall, as from a horse or dromedary.
    2. an unqualified falsehood, a whopper.
    3. padding worn in the mouth to fill out the cheeks.

    Can anyone make this stuff up?

    January 6, 2009