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stubby

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adjective, stub·by \ˈstə-bē\

Simple Definition of stubby

  • : short and thick

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of stubby

stubbierstubbiest

  1. 1 :  abounding with stubs

  2. 2a :  resembling a stub :  being short and thick <stubby fingers>b :  being short and thickset :  squatc :  being short, broad, or blunt (as from use or wear) <an old stubby pencil>

Examples of stubby in a sentence

  1. hands with thick stubby fingers

  2. My dog has a short stubby tail.



15th Century

First Known Use of stubby

15th century


STUBBY Defined for Kids

stubby

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adjective stub·by \ˈstə-bē\

Definition of stubby for Students

stubbierstubbiest

  1. :  short and thick like a stub <stubby fingers> <a stubby tail>





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