pudgy

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

Definition of pudgy

: being short and plump : chubby

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Other Words from pudgy

pudginess noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for pudgy

Synonyms

blubbery, chubby, corpulent, fat, fleshy, full, gross, lardy, obese, overweight, plump, podgy [chiefly British], portly, replete, roly-poly, rotund, round, tubby

Antonyms

lean, skinny, slender, slim, spare, thin

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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

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Wildlife officials tried to relocate the baby to a dugong habitat, but the pudgy creature swam away, seemingly more interested in the humans who came to check up on her. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Friendly Baby Dugong Becomes Conservation Symbol in Thailand," 3 July 2019 Ernie Sabella Pumbaa may have been dreamt up as a supporting character, but the pudgy jungle warthog with a heart of gold and best friend to Timon became a star thanks to Sabella’s effervescent voice. Diane J. Cho, PEOPLE.com, "The Original Lion King Cast: Where Are They Now?," 24 June 2019 Police described the suspect as about 30 years old, about 5 feet 5 inches tall, with a pudgy build and with stubble and short, dark hair. oregonlive.com, "Portland stabbing victim loses her Chihuahua in random bus stop attack," 20 June 2019 Preschoolers on government food aid have grown a little less pudgy, a U.S. study found, offering fresh evidence that previous signs of declining obesity rates weren't a fluke. NBC News, "Obesity rates falling among U.S. preschoolers, study finds," 18 June 2019 Preschoolers on government food aid have grown a little less pudgy, a new study found, offering fresh evidence that previous signs of declining childhood obesity rates in the U.S. weren't a fluke. Lindsey Tanner, latimes.com, "Obesity rates are falling for young children on WIC, study says," 18 June 2019 Ronnie, a pale, pudgy male wearing a tight string of pearls around his thick neck, appears on the screen every so often, the upper half of his head bobbing to the song, whose only lyric is the song's title. Alison Rose, Town & Country, "Hot Pursuit," 16 Dec. 2012 Even Ducati's SuperSport—its official name, not its class—competes as a sort of threshold-straddling weirdo, with a modest 937-cc motor pushing 110 horses through a pudgy 463 pounds, wet. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "Motorcycle Makers Are Bailing Out of Building Supersport Bikes. Not Kawasaki.," 12 Dec. 2018 Over the course of several months, the Threat Cell labored to match online actors with their actual names, establishing, for example, that the hacker who went by the moniker UglyGorilla was actually a pudgy-faced man named Wang Dong. Mara Hvistendahl, WSJ, "‘Dawn of the Code War’ Review: The Cyber Threat Reconsidered," 3 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of pudgy

1788, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pudgy

origin unknown

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pudibund

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pudgy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of pudgy

informal : somewhat fat

pudgy

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

Kids Definition of pudgy

: being short and plump : chubby

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