podgier; podgiest
chiefly British
: pudgy

Examples of podgy in a Sentence

a podgy little bookseller with a shop in Notting Hill
Recent Examples on the Web There are approximately 83 species of cactuses in Arizona, from podgy pin-cushion barrels to the rare senitas beckoning the sun with long arms to the majestic saguaros, the mascot of Arizona. Jill Cassidy, The Arizona Republic, 23 Nov. 2021

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Word History


podge something pudgy

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of podgy was in 1846

Dictionary Entries Near podgy

Cite this Entry

“Podgy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/podgy. Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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