\ ˈpə-jē How to pronounce pudgy (audio) \
pudgier; pudgiest

Definition of pudgy

: being short and plump : chubby

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pudginess noun

Examples of pudgy in a Sentence

The baby wrapped her pudgy little hand around my finger.
Recent Examples on the Web Coffee, this film’s profane, pudgy protagonist, could be N.W.A.’s cutely obnoxious, dreads-wearing progeny. Armond White, National Review, "Coffee & Kareem Combines Satire and Insult," 10 Apr. 2020 The rubber tail and legs wiggle enticingly, a bit of flash in the head or abdomen helps fish track the fly though treetops and weed beds, and the pudgy belly must look like a triple cheeseburger to panfish. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, "The Best Flies for Catching Panfish," 12 Mar. 2020 One of the new liberties Song clearly prizes is the ability to depict nudity, whether painting a pudgy tyrant in the raw or a shapely woman wrapped only in a filmy North Korean flag. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, "In the galleries: Artist explores how castoff materials can be a venue to enlightenment," 14 Feb. 2020 But in their first training camp together, Samuel seemed on the edge of becoming, well, pudgy. Joe Schad, USA TODAY, "As assistant coach for 49ers, Wes Welker seeks Super Bowl win that eluded him with Patriots and Broncos," 29 Jan. 2020 But overcook it, and even a pudgy tortilla can lose its tenderness. New York Times, "Taking On the Tortilla Industry," 7 Oct. 2019 In addition to poop, Tala Madani’s paintings have featured lonely sad sacks who vomit rainbows, feral infants who sketch with urine and pudgy everymen who ejaculate patterns worthy of Abstract Expressionist paintings. Los Angeles Times, "Feral babies and moms made of poo: How painter Tala Madani tweaks Western art," 21 Sep. 2019 Overhead, griffon vultures and golden eagles circle the Alpine peaks, where rare ibex and pudgy marmots scurry among brown bears and wolves. National Geographic, "Here are 10 of the world’s most spectacular road trips," 13 Sep. 2019 Little was known about the pudgy young heir, even by the South Korean intelligence agencies that obsessively track their northern neighbor. Los Angeles Times, "Review: ‘The Great Successor’ paints a macabre portrait of Kim Jong Un," 24 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of pudgy

1788, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pudgy

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“Pudgy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pudgy. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of pudgy

informal : somewhat fat


\ ˈpə-jē How to pronounce pudgy (audio) \
pudgier; pudgiest

Kids Definition of pudgy

: being short and plump : chubby

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