zaftig

Definitions

  • pleasantly plump, buxom, lit. "juicy"

Example Sentences

  • "Ezra's aunt looked exactly as he had described her: clever, gentle, zaftik."

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • זאַפֿטיק zaftik 'juicy'
    • Who Uses This

      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

      Alternative Spellings

      zoftik, zoftig, zaftik, zaftic

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