Friday, 1 June 2012

Entry: Rubensophile (adj.)

In context: "'I'm going to have to keep her away from this kid Ortho Stice up here, because he really is a Rubensophile.  After P.M.s when we sit around he'll go on and on about enormous breasts and melon bellies and quivery laps until we're all grimacing and pinching out nose-bridges.  And what you meant was not lissome.'"

Definition: Presumably from Characteristic or suggestive of the paintings of Rubens; esp. (of a woman's figure) full and rounded.

and -phile:

1. Forming nouns and adjectives with the sense ‘(a person) loving the person or thing denoted by the first element’.


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Page: 1015

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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