tubby

adjective
tub·by | \ˈtə-bē \
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

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But the tubby little cubby has incited the ire of internet censors in China. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Why Censors Are Targeting Winnie-the-Pooh in China," 17 July 2017 But the tubby little cubby has incited the ire of internet censors in China. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Why Censors Are Targeting Winnie-the-Pooh in China," 17 July 2017 As for the rest of the cast, Efron isn’t dynamic enough for the brash bad boy role and Jon Bass lacks the wise-ass snark needed to make the tubby sidekick part (Ronnie) fly. Karen D'souza, The Mercury News, "Review: Is ‘Baywatch’ hate-watch worthy?," 24 May 2017 This microscopic animal, also known as the water bear for its tubby appearance, can survive being frozen, boiled, exposed to extreme radiation and high pressures, being starved for several years and put into the vacuum of space for several days. Nicholas St. Fleur, New York Times, "How a Water Bear Survives, Even When It’s Dry," 16 Mar. 2017 A tubby lunatic, brandishing a firearm, is heading for your front door. Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, "Review: Malevolent Energy in the Form of ‘The Devil’s Candy’," 15 Mar. 2017

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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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tubby

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of tubby

: short and somewhat fat

tubby

adjective
tub·by | \ˈtə-bē \
tubbier; tubbiest

Kids Definition of tubby

: short and somewhat fat

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