dumpy

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Dumpy \Dump"y\, adjective [Compar. {Dumpier}; superl. {Dumpiest}.] [

1. From {Dump} a short ill-shapen piece.

2. From {Dump} sadness.]

1. Short and thick; of low stature and disproportionately stout.

2. Sullen or discontented. See 2nd {dump[1]}. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

dumpy

adjective

1: resembling a garbage dump

2: short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature; "some people seem born to be square and chunky"; "a dumpy little dumpling of a woman"; "dachshunds are long lowset dogs with drooping ears"; "a little church with a squat tower"; "a squatty red smokestack"; "a stumpy ungainly figure" [syn: {chunky}, {dumpy}, {low-set}, {squat}, {squatty}, {stumpy}]

3: short and plump [syn: {dumpy}, {podgy}, {pudgy}, {tubby}, {roly-poly}]


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