tubby

adjective tub·by \ ˈtə-bē \

Definition of tubby

tubbier; tubbiest
1 : pudgy, fat
2 : sounding dull and without proper resonance or freedom of sound
  • a tubby violin

Examples of tubby in a Sentence

  1. in America, Santa Claus is portrayed as a jolly but tubby older gentleman

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First Known Use of tubby

circa 1807


TUBBY Defined for English Language Learners

tubby

adjective

Definition of tubby for English Language Learners

  • : short and somewhat fat


TUBBY Defined for Kids

tubby

adjective tub·by \ ˈtə-bē \

Definition of tubby for Students

tubbier; tubbiest
: short and somewhat fat


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