dumpily
adverb see dumpy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • dumpily — ˈdəmpə̇lē, li adverb : in a dumpy manner : shortly and thickly : pudgily a girl rather dumpily constructed …   Useful english dictionary

  • dumpily — See dumpy1. * * * …   Universalium

  • dumpily — dump·i·ly …   English syllables

  • dumpy — I. /ˈdʌmpi / (say dumpee) adjective (dumpier, dumpiest) short and stout; squat: *She saw only a dumpy little structure with a pitched roof like a common outhouse. –peter carey, 1988. {? related to dumpling} –dumpily, adverb –dumpiness, noun II.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • dumpy — adjective (dumpier; est) Etymology: English dialect dump lump Date: 1750 1. being short and thick in build ; squat 2. shabby, dingy • dumpily adverb • dumpiness …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dumpiness — See dumpily. * * * …   Universalium

  • dumpy — dumpy1 /dum pee/, adj., dumpier, dumpiest. dumpish; dejected; sulky. [1610 20; DUMP(S) + Y1] dumpy2 dumpily, adv. dumpiness, n. /dum pee/, adj., dumpier, dumpiest …   Universalium

  • dumpy — adjective (dumpier, dumpiest) short and stout. Derivatives dumpily adverb dumpiness noun Origin C18: from dumpling + y1 …   English new terms dictionary

  • dumpy — [dum′pē] adj. dumpier, dumpiest [prob. < DUMP1] 1. short and thick; squat; stumpy 2. Informal ugly, run down, etc. dumpily adv. dumpiness n …   English World dictionary

  • dumpy — adj. (dumpier, dumpiest) short and stout. Derivatives: dumpily adv. dumpiness n. Etymology: dump (cf. DUMPLING) + Y(1) …   Useful english dictionary

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