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(1)   Completely; used as intensifiers
"Clean forgot the appointment"
"I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out"
(2)   Exactly
"Fell plumb in the middle of the puddle"


(3)   A highly desirable position or assignment
"A political plum"
(4)   Any of numerous varieties of small to medium-sized round or oval fruit having a smooth skin and a single pit
(5)   Any of several trees producing edible oval fruit having a smooth skin and a single hard stone


From , from . Cognate with German , Dutch . Compare


  1. The edible, fleshy stone fruit of Prunus domestica, often of a dark red or purple colour.
  2. The stone-fruit tree which bears this fruit, Prunus domestica.
  3. A dark bluish-red color/colour, the colour of some plums.
  4. A desirable thing.
  5. A raisin, when used in a pudding or cake.
  6. A fool, idiot
  7. A testicle.
  8. The edible, fleshy stone of Prunus mume, an Asian fruit more closely related to the apricot than the plum, usually consumed pickled, dried, or as a juice or wine; ume.
  9. The tree which bears this fruit, Prunus mume. See plum blossom.


  1. Of a dark bluish-red colour.
  2. Choice; especially lavish or preferred.
    She landed a plum position as an executive for the firm.


  1. Completely; utterly.
    You're going to think I'm plum crazy for this, but I want to adopt all seven kittens.

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