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Meaning: (esp. of a woman) fat, overweight or obese

For example:

  • I'm not fat! I'm naturally full-figured, and my husband likes me just the way I am.

  • You're not "full-figured"! You're just plain fat because you eat so much!

Note: Similar euphemisms include heavy, large, cuddly, big-boned, plus-sized and thick.

Quick Quiz:

If you've been called "full-figured", you might have

a. a money problem

b. a weight problem

c. a drinking problem

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Contributor: Matt Errey