adjective Etymology: obsolete English fubs chubby person Date: 1780 chubby and somewhat squat

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  • fubsy — [fub′zē] adj. fubsier, fubsiest [< obs. fub, plump child] Brit. fat and squat; plump …   English World dictionary

  • Fubsy — Fubby Fub by, Fubsy Fub sya. Plump; chubby; short and stuffy; as a fubsy sofa. [Eng.] [1913 Webster] A fubsy, good humored, silly . . . old maid. Mme. D Arblay …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fubsy — /fub zee/, adj., fubsier, fubsiest. Brit. Dial. short and stout. [1770 80; obs. fubs, fub chubby person + Y1; cf. S4, SY] * * * …   Universalium

  • fubsy — adjective /ˈfʌb.sɪ/ short and stout; low and wide …   Wiktionary

  • fubsy — adj. short and fat, short and stout …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fubsy — [ fʌbzi] adjective (fubsier, fubsiest) Brit. informal fat and squat. Origin C18: from dialect fubs small fat person , perh. a blend of fat and chub …   English new terms dictionary

  • fubsy — fub·sy …   English syllables

  • fubsy — fub•sy [[t]ˈfʌb zi[/t]] adj. si•er, si•est brit. short and stout • Etymology: 1770–80; obs. fubs, fub chubby person + y I; cf. s IV, sy …   From formal English to slang

  • fubsy — /ˈfʌbzi/ (say fubzee) adjective Colloquial short and fat; stumpy. {origin unknown} …   Australian English dictionary

  • fubsy — adj. (fubsier, fubsiest) Brit. fat or squat. Etymology: obs. fubs small fat person + Y(1) …   Useful english dictionary

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