Definition of stodgy
1 : having a rich filling quality : heavy stodgy bread
2 : moving in a slow plodding way especially as a result of physical bulkiness
4 : extremely old-fashioned : hidebound received a pompously Victorian letter from his stodgy father — E. E. S. Montagu
stodgilyplay \ˈstä-jə-lē\ adverb
stodginessplay \ˈstä-jē-nəs\ noun
Examples of stodgy in a Sentence
the sitcom was offbeat and interesting in its first season, but has since become predictable and stodgy
Recent Examples of stodgy from the Web
Yet Bryan didn’t become country’s most popular artist by being a stodgy traditionalist.
The once stodgy Italian dining chain has made a financial comeback with help from two unlikely sources: young diners and carry-out meals.
Even so, the outsize stake sent ripples through the continent’s often stodgy corporate world.
Once a stodgy corner of enterprise software, cybersecurity has become a hot sector for venture capitalists.
Prominent doctors and even the stodgy National Institute of Mental Health have championed the treatment as a powerful weapon in the battle against depression, one that could potentially prevent people from taking their own lives.
In the mid-2000s, J. Crew introduced a generation of young adults to preppy fashion, the edgier alternative to stodgy labels such as Tommy Hilfiger and Lacoste that had dominated for decades.
Mobile phone service was stodgy for a long time, and then a revived T-Mobile US changed all the industry’s rules and spread consumer-friendly prices and more options to Americans.
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First Known Use of stodgy
STODGY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of stodgy for English Language Learners
: having very old-fashioned opinions, attitudes, etc.
: too plain or dull to be interesting
of food : unpleasantly heavy and causing you to feel very full
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