étoffer

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French estoffer, from Old French estoffer, estofer (to provide what is needed, equip, decorate), from Old Frankish *stopfôn (to put, shove, push in), from Proto-Germanic *stuppōną (to stop, close, push, prick), from Proto-Indo-European *stÁb-, *stÁbh-, *stemb-, *stembh- (to stay, support, stamp, become angry, be amazed). Cognate with Old High German stopfôn (to put, shove, push in), Old English stoppian (to stop, close an aperture). More at stop.

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étoffer

  1. to stuff (e.g. a pillow)
  2. to upholster (e.g. furniture)
  3. (of clothing) to fill out
  4. to pad out; to flesh out (give something more substance)
  5. (reflexive) To fill out (get plumper)

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