dumpy

adjective \ ˈdəm-pē \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of dumpy

dumpier; dumpiest
1 : being short and thick in build : squat
2 : shabby, dingy

dumpily

play \-pə-lē\ adverb

dumpiness

play \-pē-nəs\ noun

Examples of dumpy in a Sentence

  1. a dumpy guy in his forties

  2. dumpy little men trying to look like tough guys

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Origin and Etymology of dumpy

English dialect dump lump


DUMPY Defined for English Language Learners

dumpy

adjective

Definition of dumpy for English Language Learners

  • : short and fat

  • : dirty and in bad condition


DUMPY Defined for Kids

dumpy

adjective \ ˈdəm-pē \

Definition of dumpy for Students

dumpier; dumpiest
: having a short and round body


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