tubby

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adjective tub·by \ˈtə-bē\

Definition of tubby

tubbier

tubbiest

  1. 1 :  sounding dull and without proper resonance or freedom of sound <a tubby violin>

  2. 2 :  pudgy, fat

Examples of tubby in a sentence

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

Circa 1807

First Known Use of tubby

circa 1807


TUBBY Defined for English Language Learners

tubby

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adjective tub·by \ˈtə-bē\

Definition of tubby for English Language Learners

  • : short and somewhat fat


TUBBY Defined for Kids

tubby

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adjective tub·by \ˈtə-bē\

Definition of tubby for Students

tubbier

tubbiest

  1. :  short and somewhat fat



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