plump [1] ADJECTIVE 1) full and rounded in shape. 2) rather fat.
VERB (plump up) make or become full and round.
DERIVATIVES plumpish adjective plumpness noun.
ORIGIN originally in the sense «blunt, forthright»: related to Dutch plomp, Low German plump 'blunt, obtuse' .
plump [2] VERB 1) set or sit down heavily or unceremoniously. 2) (plump for) decide in favour of (one of two or more possibilities).
ADVERB informal with a sudden or heavy fall.
ORIGIN probably imitative.

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