by Janice Simsohn

Zaftig: Weil-Rounded Erotica

Zaftig, in Yiddish, means juicy. It also means voluptuous, plump, and round in a deliciously sensuous way. Used to refer to people’s bodies, it suggests opulence and abundance, a sort of unconventional beauty built on heft and curves and softness. Zaftig is also, often, a euphemism for saying that someone is fat.”

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