Plumper

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Plumper A downright, unqualified lie.
    • Plumper (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.
    • Plumper A voter who plumps his vote.
    • Plumper One who, or that which, plumps or swells out something else; hence, something carried in the mouth to distend the cheeks.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n plumper One of a pair of balls or rounded masses of some light material kept in the mouth to give the cheeks a rounded appearance.
    • n plumper 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.
    • n plumper An unqualified lie; a downright falsehood; a “corker.”
    • n plumper A tannage which gives leather weight or thickness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Plumper a vote given to one candidate only when more than one are to be elected: one who so votes:
    • ns Plumper a ball kept in the mouth to give the cheeks a rounded appearance
    • n Plumper (slang) a downright lie
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Plumb.

Usage

In literature:

You never saw a plumper.
"Old Valentines" by Munson Aldrich Havens
I predict you'll be plumper than your mother.
"Chicken Little Jane" by Lily Munsell Ritchie
And every time he came back again he looked plumper than before.
"The Tale of the The Muley Cow" by Arthur Scott Bailey
The young woman has become plumper.
"The Temptation of St. Antony" by Gustave Flaubert
The contest came, the election takes place, and Peter Pure's plumper weighs down the adversary's scale.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 348" by Various
Giftie grew plumper and glossier every day.
"Explorers of the Dawn" by Mazo de la Roche
Jackeymo looked much plumper, and so did Riccabocca.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851" by Various
He could see the two men emerging, and the shorter, plumper of the two was Leffingwell.
"This Crowded Earth" by Robert Bloch
Yes, I'll take that white pullet if you're sure that she is plumper than the red one.
"Virginia" by Ellen Glasgow
That day he had dined on one of the plumper girls, and his mood was a comfortable placidity.
"Tales of Space and Time" by Herbert George Wells
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In poetry:

The curtain's up-we'll four engage;
Ambrose and Joe first tread the stage;
Two batchelors--two seniors rather,
Who liv'd in harmony together
Agreed like brother and like brother,
Though one was plumper than the other.
"The Wager" by William Hutton

In news:

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