dumpiness
noun see dumpy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Dumpiness — Dump i*ness, n. The state of being dumpy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dumpiness — See dumpily. * * * …   Universalium

  • dumpiness — noun The quality of being dumpy …   Wiktionary

  • dumpiness — n. quality of being short and stout …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dumpiness — dump·i·ness …   English syllables

  • dumpiness — noun a short and stout physique • Syn: ↑squattiness • Derivationally related forms: ↑squatty (for: ↑squattiness), ↑dumpy • Hypernyms: ↑physique, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • squattiness — noun a short and stout physique • Syn: ↑dumpiness • Derivationally related forms: ↑squatty, ↑dumpy (for: ↑dumpiness) • Hypernyms: ↑physique, ↑ …   Useful 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

  • 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

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