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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Up until that point the public image of the chef was this dumpy Italian guy with a long waxed mustached.
This being the world of Fargo, naturally the rich brother, Emmit, is a bit of a slick creep, while dumpy Ray, a bail bondsman, has a shambling decency.
In theory, these are amazing. Don't carry your dumpy umbrella that blows inside out.
One woman, curvy and statuesque in her nude shot, looks dumpy in an oversized T-shirt tucked into baggy cargo pants.
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Origin and Etymology of dumpy
First Known Use: 1750See Words from the same year
Synonymschunky, stocky, heavyset, squat, squatty, stout, stubby, stumpy, thickset
Related Wordsbeefy, brawny, bulky, burly, husky, sturdy, thick, thickish, weighty; chubby, corpulent, fat, fleshy, full, gross, heavy, obese, overweight, plump, portly, pudgy, roly-poly, rotund, round, tubby; paunchy, potbellied; flabby, soft
Near Antonymsdelicate, fragile, frail, puny; lean, skinny, slender, slim, spare, thin; angular, bony (also boney), gaunt, lank, lanky, rawboned, sinewy; scraggy, scrawny, slight; anorexic, cadaverous, emaciated, haggard, skeletal, wasted; spindly, twiggy, waspish, weedy, willowy, wiry
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