Dumpy Dump"y, a. [Compar. {Dumpier}; superl. {Dumpiest}.] [ 1. From {Dump} a short ill-shapen piece.

2. From {Dump} sadness.]

1. Short and thick; of low stature and disproportionately stout. [1913 Webster]

2. Sullen or discontented. See 2nd {dump[1]}. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]

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