In Yiddish it means "juicy"; in
English it is used to describe shapely women; what word is it?
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The word zaftig derives from the Yiddish
zaftik, juicy, which in turn derives from the
Middle High German saft, juice.
In English the word is used to describe a woman who
has a full, shapely figure.
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