1. a whore.
|‘Lampoon’ Harleian Mss. 6913.193: Plumpers Firk’t it with Prince Perkin.|
|Choice Spirits Museum 65: Plumpers skulk at Hick’s-Hall.|
2. a (large) female breast.
|Eng. Poets XI (1810) 502/1: Corrinna wakes. A dreadful sight! [...] A wicked rat her plaster stole, Half eat, and dragg’d it to his hole. [...] And puss had on her plumpers p-ssed.‘Beautiful Young Nymph Going to Bed’ in Chalmers|
|Burlesque Homer (3rd edn) 123: Unless I dress your plumpers out, / And rigg you for a ball or rout, / There’s ne’er a rake in all the town / Would tip you half of half a crown.|
3. a heavy blow; also fig. use.
|Burlesque Homer (3rd edn) 378: Gave me a plumper on the jaw, / And cry’d; Pox take you!|
|Rambler’s Mag. June 209/1: The Jew [...] received on his left eye the plumper, intended for his master.|
|Sporting Mag. June VIII 145/2: The other lady [...] called her antagonist by the filthy name of b—, which was immediately followed by a plumper just under the right eye.|
|Sporting Mag. Mar. XXIII 352/1: So, damn it, Jack hit him a crack. / Well said, my boy, that was a plumper.|
|Surrey Advertiser 20 Feb. 2/3: An elector, who had out run the constable, came to the poll to vote:— ‘I shall give one vote to Mr A; one vote to Mr B,’ he said; ‘And another vote to me!’ added a Sheriff’s officer, giving the atsonished voter a plumper on the shoulder.|
|Ingoldsby Legends (1847) 356: The devil take the rain – here goes, / I’m off – a plumper for Sir Peter!‘My Letters’ in|
|Bell’s Life in Sydney 28 Apr. 2/6: [headline] A Plumper for Nob.|
4. a major lie.
|Salem (MA) Gaz. 26 Nov. 3/3: A Plumper.—The Gazette [...] states [...] a more barefaced falsehood never was published.|
|M.P. For The Rotten Borough I iv: That’s another plumper.|
5. an act of sexual intercourse.
|Satirist (London) 6 Jan. 429/4: ‘I gave a plumper to the reform candidate, my dear,’ answered the duke. ‘You had much better have given it to me, love,’ rejoined the duchess.|
6. an unusually large version of its type.
|Punch 1 Oct. 155/1: Lovers of England [...] can hardly do better than help to fill that Purse, which Mr. Punch hopes will prove a ‘plumper’.|