dumpy

play
adjective \ˈdəm-pē\

Definition of dumpy

dumpier

dumpiest

  1. 1 :  being short and thick in build :  squat

  2. 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>

Origin and Etymology of dumpy

English dialect dump lump


First Known Use: 1750


DUMPY Defined for English Language Learners

dumpy

play
adjective \ˈdəm-pē\

Definition of dumpy for English Language Learners

  • : short and fat

  • : dirty and in bad condition


DUMPY Defined for Kids

dumpy

play
adjective \ˈdəm-pē\

Definition of dumpy for Students

dumpier

dumpiest

  1. :  having a short and round body



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