Definition of Plumpen

1. to plump [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: plump



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plumpen

plumming
plummy
plumose
plumosely
plumosite
plumosities
plumosity
plumous
plump
plump down
plump for
plump in
plump out
plump up
plumped
plumpen (current term)
plumpened
plumpening
plumpens
plumper
plumpers
plumpest
plumpie
plumpier
plumpiest
plumpiness
plumping
plumpish
plumply
plumpness

Literary usage of Plumpen

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Geflügelte Worte: Der Citatenschatz des deutschen Volkes by Georg Büchmann (1880)
"Der bekannte Volksreim; Es ist ein Jude in's Wasser gefallen, ich hab' ihn hören plumpen, (Und war' ich nicht dazu gekommen, So wäre er ertrunken) ist die ..."

2. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"(F.-Teut.) ME pumpe.-¥. pompe.— G. pumpe, also plumpe, which is likewise an imitative form. Cf. prov. G. plumpen, to pump. ß. ..."

3. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood, John Christopher Atkinson (1872)
"The sound of something heavy falling into the water is represented in G. by the syllable plump, whence plumpen, to splash, to beat the water with a pole in ..."

4. Contested Etymologies in the Dictionary of the Rev. W. W. Skeat by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1882)
"... of the G. plumpen, to plump into water, to splash. Now the sound of a final nips, ms, is easily confounded with that of nts, nds, ns, as is seen in Sw. ..."

5. Geflügelte Worte: Der Citatenschatz des deutschen Volkes by Georg Büchmann (1880)
"Der bekannte Volksreim; Es ist ein Jude in's Wasser gefallen, ich hab' ihn hören plumpen, (Und war' ich nicht dazu gekommen, So wäre er ertrunken) ist die ..."

6. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"(F.-Teut.) ME pumpe.-¥. pompe.— G. pumpe, also plumpe, which is likewise an imitative form. Cf. prov. G. plumpen, to pump. ß. ..."

7. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood, John Christopher Atkinson (1872)
"The sound of something heavy falling into the water is represented in G. by the syllable plump, whence plumpen, to splash, to beat the water with a pole in ..."

8. Contested Etymologies in the Dictionary of the Rev. W. W. Skeat by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1882)
"... of the G. plumpen, to plump into water, to splash. Now the sound of a final nips, ms, is easily confounded with that of nts, nds, ns, as is seen in Sw. ..."

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