Definition of zaftig in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈzäftiɡ/
(also zoftig)


North American informal
(Of a woman) having a full, rounded figure; plump.
Example sentences
  • 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.


1930s: Yiddish, from German saftig 'juicy'.

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Syllabification: zaf·tig

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