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English

Adjective

plumper

Noun

  1. One who plumps or swells out something else.
  2. That which plumps or swells out something else.
  3. Hence, something carried in the mouth to distend the cheeks.
  4. In English elections, a vote given to one candidate only, when two or more are to be elected, thus giving him or her the advantage over the others; a person who gives his or her vote thus is said to plump, or to plump his or her vote.
  5. A voter who plumps his or her vote.
  6. A downright, unqualified lie.

Synonyms

  • (one who plumps):
  • (that which plumps):
  • (something carried in the mouth to distend the cheeks):
  • (vote given to one candidate when two or more are to be elected):
  • (voter who plumps his vote):
  • (downright, unqualified lie): pork pie (Cockney rhyming slang), porky (UK slang), tall story, whopper

Translations

one who plumps
that which plumps
something carried in the mouth to distend the cheeks
vote given to one candidate when two or more are to be elected
voter who plumps his vote
downright, unqualified lie

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