Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A tannage which gives leather weight or thickness.
  • noun One of a pair of balls or rounded masses of some light material kept in the mouth to give the cheeks a rounded appearance.
  • noun 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.
  • noun An unqualified lie; a downright falsehood; a “corker.”

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, plumps or swells out something else; hence, something carried in the mouth to distend the cheeks.
  • noun (English Elections) 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.
  • noun engraving A voter who plumps his vote.
  • noun Colloq. or Low A downright, unqualified lie.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective comparative form of plump: more plump
  • noun One who plumps or swells out something else.
  • noun That which plumps or swells out something else.
  • noun Hence, something carried in the mouth to distend the cheeks.
  • noun 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.
  • noun A voter who plumps his or her vote.
  • noun A downright, unqualified lie.

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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