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Dec 3, 2020
This week’s theme
Illustrated words

This week’s words
yeanling
ursiform
leptodactylous
zaftig
noctilucent

zaftig
Illustration: Leah Palmer Preiss

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zaftig

PRONUNCIATION:
(ZAF-tik, -tig)

MEANING:
adjective: Full-figured; pleasingly plump; buxom.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Yiddish zaftik (juicy), from German saftig (juicy), from Saft (juice). Earliest documented use: 1921.

USAGE:
“One year the zaftig look was in among models, the next year the waif was all the rage.”
Eric Van Lustbader; Second Skin; Gallery Books; 2015.

See more usage examples of zaftig in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
A belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness. -Joseph Conrad, novelist (3 Dec 1857-1924)

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