stumpy

adjective \ ˈstəm-pē \
|Updated on: 24 Jun 2018

Definition of stumpy

stumpier; stumpiest
1 : short and thick : stubby
2 : full of stumps

Examples of stumpy in a Sentence

  1. stumpy penguins become agile swimmers the moment they hit the water

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First Known Use of stumpy

1600

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of stumpy for English Language Learners

  • : short and thick



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