Definition of pudgy
: being short and plump : chubby
Examples of pudgy in a Sentence
at this point the pudgy toddler is still cute, but she will have health problems if she continues to be overweight
Recent Examples of pudgy from the Web
The pudgy pet trends in the report run counter to human obesity trends, reports The Washington Post’s Karin Brulliard.
Minnesota had the highest percentage of pudgy pets out of all the states.
Banfield says owners of its overweight dog patients spent 17 percent more on health-care costs and 25 percent more on medications at its practices, while owners of pudgy cats spent 36 percent more on diagnostic tests.
Ronnie is a pudgy nerd, with tech-geek skills and a brain-melting crush on C. J. Summer is there for Matt to ogle and flirt with, and to attest to the screenwriters’ utter inability to make a woman in a bathing suit an interesting character.
The pudgy ghouls from the Ghostbusters movies have nothing on the hagfish, which, when threatened or disturbed, spew out slime at the stunning rate of four cups in a fraction of a second.
Sure, Pudge suddenly became a lot less pudgy later in his career when the league began suspending for positive steroid tests.
Best of them all is the pudgy, painfully awkward representative of The Guinness Book of World Records, sent to verify the ages of the world’s oldest people.
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Origin and Etymology of pudgy
First Known Use: 1788See Words from the same year
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Definition of pudgy for English Language Learners
: somewhat fat
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