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May 22, 2005

Word of the Week #5


zaftig \ZAHF-tig\ adjective

: having a full rounded figure : pleasingly plump

Example sentence:
The Flemish painters were masters of the oil medium, rendering zaftig beauties, robust burghers, hunting scenes, and allegorical subjects with subtle interplays of light and color.

Thank you Merriam-Webster Online

Posted by Sissy at May 22, 2005 05:37 AM

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This should be easy

Posted by: ArmyWifeToddlerMom at May 22, 2005 11:11 AM

Well, I guess I can do one last word of the week before I leave.

A couple of months ago I was zaftig, but now I'm nearly fit, and in about 13 weeks, I'll be marine fit. and very likely still single ;) . . .

Posted by: Aris_Ravencroft at May 22, 2005 12:21 PM

OH I'm so using this tonight!

Posted by: Boudicca at May 22, 2005 07:27 PM

Ok, I used it. I actually used it in my first Evil Lies post too. =)

Posted by: littlejoe at May 23, 2005 12:18 AM

A better definition, from Leo Rosten's "The Joys of Yiddish" (since "zaftig" is, after all, as Yiddish a word as there ever was:

"Zaftig describes in one word what it takes two hands, outlining an hourglass figure, to do".

BTW, the word's root is from the German for "juicy".

Posted by: Mark at May 24, 2005 09:40 PM