One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Twenty-five years ago, at Vassar, where we met, she was a pretty, plumpish hippie girl.’
- ‘She wore a pearl necklace to match those on her dress and even her hair, a tower of blonde streaked curls done up in such a fashion that a few loose strands framed her plumpish face perfectly, was adorned with strands of pearls.’
- ‘She was plumpish with lank hair and a pasty complexion, not very clean, scruffily dressed - very unappetising, I thought.’
- ‘Heck, there even was a short, plumpish, blonde attendant who sounded Russian.’
- ‘The plumpish figures are painted with a 15 th-century-style gloss.’
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