Definition of embonpoint in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌɒmbɒ̃ˈpwã/


The plump or fleshy part of a person’s body, in particular a woman’s bosom: the lady of a certain age and uncertain embonpoint wore strapless black lace kept up by sheer determination
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  • One reason she gave was that other women plainly resented her glorious embonpoint.
  • For example, when she wasn't working car shows, Kelley worked bars in Richmond Hill, her embonpoint en regalia in a low-cut dress with a beer logo plastered on it.
  • One theory is that the cold and wet in the opening week did not permit him to lose weight, as the heat he prefers might have: an extra kilo of embonpoint does not help on mountains.


Late 17th century: from French en bon point 'in good condition'.

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