tubby

adjective
tub·​by | \ ˈtə-bē How to pronounce tubby (audio) \
tubbier; tubbiest

Definition of tubby

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

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Examples of tubby in a Sentence

in America, Santa Claus is portrayed as a jolly but tubby older gentleman
Recent Examples on the Web These spirits, or at least the pair of figurines representing them, were too tubby to fit through the door to their new spirit house at the Baan Pitak condominium in Bangkok. Adam Dean, BostonGlobe.com, "In every corner of Bangkok, spirits need a home and maybe a strawberry Fanta," 13 June 2020 The hot, fit, loving family who knows how to build a house by hand, or the tubby middle-aged broad who can’t even drive stick? Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "The People We Love to Hate on Social Media," 3 Mar. 2020 The hot, fit, loving family who knows how to build a house by hand, or the tubby middle-aged broad who can’t even drive stick? Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "The People We Love to Hate on Social Media," 3 Mar. 2020 The hot, fit, loving family who knows how to build a house by hand, or the tubby middle-aged broad who can’t even drive stick? Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "The People We Love to Hate on Social Media," 3 Mar. 2020 The hot, fit, loving family who knows how to build a house by hand, or the tubby middle-aged broad who can’t even drive stick? Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "The People We Love to Hate on Social Media," 3 Mar. 2020 The hot, fit, loving family who knows how to build a house by hand, or the tubby middle-aged broad who can’t even drive stick? Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "The People We Love to Hate on Social Media," 3 Mar. 2020 The hot, fit, loving family who knows how to build a house by hand, or the tubby middle-aged broad who can’t even drive stick? Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "The People We Love to Hate on Social Media," 3 Mar. 2020 The hot, fit, loving family who knows how to build a house by hand, or the tubby middle-aged broad who can’t even drive stick? Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "The People We Love to Hate on Social Media," 3 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of tubby

circa 1807, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of tubby was circa 1807

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24 Jun 2020

Cite this Entry

“Tubby.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tubby. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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More Definitions for tubby

tubby

adjective
How to pronounce tubby (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of tubby

informal : short and somewhat fat

tubby

adjective
tub·​by | \ ˈtə-bē How to pronounce tubby (audio) \
tubbier; tubbiest

Kids Definition of tubby

: short and somewhat fat

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