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EtymologyEdit

Attested during the Edo period. Derived from でっぷり(deppuri) with reduplication of the でぶ(debu) element, in a similar pattern seen in other term pairs such as はっきり(hakkiri)はきはき(hakihaki), ふらり(furari)ふらふら(furafura), たっぷり(tappuri)だぶだぶ(dabudabu), etc.

でっぷり(deppuri) itself likely derives from 出っ張り(deppari, protruding), from verb 出っ張る(depparu, to protrude), a compound of prefixed verb 出る(deru) ("to go out", used in a similar way to the English preposition out after a verb) and verb 張る(haru) (of many meanings, the most relevant here being "to be taut / prominent / stuck out").

AdverbEdit

でぶでぶ ‎(romaji debudebu)

  1. extremely fatly, obesely

Adjectival nounEdit

でぶでぶ ‎(-na inflection, romaji debudebu)

  1. extremely fat, obese

InflectionEdit