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adjectiveEnglish Regional, South-Western, Welsh English
Filled out, stout, plump.
verbSouthern, English Regional, Welsh English
1no object To swell or grow plump; to fill out or up.
2with object To swell or inflate; to fill (something) up.
Mid 19th century. Probably originally a variant of plum<br>mid 17th century; earliest use found in Edmund Gayton (1608–1666), physician and hack writer. Probably originally a variant of plum.
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