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  • Writer's pictureThe Black Nightingale

Zaftig - a juicy word that needs more use

Zaftig /ˈzäftig/

(of a woman) having a full, rounded figure

My dad would have said “chunky fine” which was his highest compliment.

I didn’t know this word was Yiddish, and I don’t know how I know it, but this word is lovely. Juicy. Tantalizing. Sexy.

It rolls off the tongue like a savory sweet piece of fudge.

It gives an image of a curvaceous woman leaning seductively against a piano, long skirt with a slit up to the knee and a knowing look in her eye. She doesn't give a F%*k what you think about her size, because she knows what she is worth.

It's such a great word.


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