dumpy

adjective
\ ˈdəm-pē How to pronounce dumpy (audio) \
dumpier; dumpiest

Definition of dumpy

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

Other Words from dumpy

dumpily \ ˈdəm-​pə-​lē How to pronounce dumpy (audio) \ adverb
dumpiness \ ˈdəm-​pē-​nəs How to pronounce dumpy (audio) \ noun

Examples of dumpy in a Sentence

a dumpy guy in his forties dumpy little men trying to look like tough guys
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First Known Use of dumpy

1750, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for dumpy

English dialect dump lump

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“Dumpy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dumpy. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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dumpy

adjective
\ ˈdəm-pē How to pronounce dumpy (audio) \
dumpier; dumpiest

Kids Definition of dumpy

: having a short and round body

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