Definition of plus-size in English:

plus-size

adjective

  • (of clothing or people) of a size larger than the normal range.

    ‘a new line of plus-size bathing suits’
    • ‘Last year alone, clothing retailers sold $17 billion worth of plus-size apparel and that's the beginning.’
    • ‘A perfect fit: ‘after losing 95 pounds, I no longer have to buy my clothes from the plus-size section of department stores.’’
    • ‘He recounts a recent conversation with one very high-end designer in which they were discussing the opportunities in plus-size apparel for women.’
    • ‘I accepted the fact that I was heavy and would have to shop at plus-size clothing stores for the rest of my life.’
    • ‘Check out this website for invaluable information on plus-size women and pregnancy.’
    • ‘The veteran designer creates special-occasion clothes exclusively for plus-size women.’
    • ‘Every item in our fashion spread this week comes from a plus-size collection, proving you don't have to resemble a stick of celery in order to find fabulous fashions for this spring and summer.’
    • ‘A curvaceous size 18 herself, she has made a business out of catering to plus-size women in a way that no department store can match.’
    • ‘Mateo wanted to hear more about the finer details of the product placement of plus-size clothing in the department store where her mother worked.’
    • ‘The younger, slimmer, consumer can select from the same variety of garments as a younger, plus-size consumer; hip-huggers, low-rider jeans and chic wrap skirts are appropriate in all sizes.’
    • ‘I continued with my unhealthful eating habits and felt more miserable as the weight came on, but I did nothing about it except buy larger plus-size clothes.’
    • ‘‘I wore a size 22 as a teen and had to buy my clothes in the women's plus-size section,’ she recalls.’
    • ‘Overweight people often have to shop in certain areas of department stores or at plus-size stores.’
    • ‘The plus-size niche currently accounts for 20 percent of the total apparel market.’
    • ‘Seeing a plus-size woman as the star of a TV show - good for the community.’
    • ‘I think their clothes are cut to fit plus-size teenagers.’
    • ‘Wearing size- 16/18 clothes, I accepted that I was destined to shop in the plus-size section for the rest of my life.’
    • ‘To celebrate her sister's curves and those of other's with similar builds, the university fashion graduate designed a line for plus-size women.’
    • ‘These days, I no longer have to shop in the plus-size section of the store.’

Pronunciation:

plus-size

/ˈpləssīz/