Dumpy - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdʌmpi|  American pronunciation of the word dumpy
Brit.  |ˈdʌmpi|  British pronunciation of the word dumpy

adjective

- short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature(syn: chunky, low-set, squat, squatty, stumpy)

a dumpy little dumpling of a woman

- short and plump (syn: podgy, pudgy, roly-poly, tubby)

Examples

a dumpy guy in his forties

...dumpy little men trying to look like tough guys...

a dumpy little dumpling of a woman

Word forms

adjective
comparative: dumpier
superlative: dumpiest
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