stumpy
adjective (stumpier; -est) Date: 1600 1. short and thick ; stubby 2. full of stumps

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  • Stumpy — Stump y, a. 1. Full of stumps; hard; strong. [1913 Webster] 2. Short and thick; stubby. [Colloq.] A stumpy little man. J. C. Harris. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stumpy — ► ADJECTIVE (stumpier, stumpiest) ▪ short and thick; squat …   English terms dictionary

  • stumpy — [stum′pē] adj. stumpier, stumpiest ☆ 1. covered with stumps 2. like a stump; short and thickset; stubby …   English World dictionary

  • stumpy — UK [ˈstʌmpɪ] / US adjective Word forms stumpy : adjective stumpy comparative stumpier superlative stumpiest informal short and thick a stumpy tower …   English dictionary

  • stumpy — [[t]stʌ̱mpi[/t]] ADJ GRADED Stumpy things are short and thick. Does this dress make my legs look too stumpy? Syn: chunky …   English dictionary

  • stumpy — stumpily, adv. stumpiness, n. /stum pee/, adj., stumpier, stumpiest. 1. of the nature of or resembling a stump. 2. short and thick; stubby; stocky. 3. abounding in stumps: a stumpy field. [1590 1600; STUMP + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • stumpy — adj. Stumpy is used with these nouns: ↑leg …   Collocations dictionary

  • stumpy — stump|y [ˈstʌmpi] adj stumpy legs, fingers etc are short and thick in an unattractive way = ↑stubby …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stumpy — stump|y [ stʌmpi ] adjective INFORMAL short and thick: a stumpy tower …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stumpy — adjective BrE stumpy legs, fingers etc are short and thick in an unattractive way: stubby …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • stumpy — /ˈstʌmpi/ (say stumpee) adjective (stumpier, stumpiest) 1. of the nature of or resembling a stump. 2. short and thick; stubby; stocky. 3. full of stumps. –noun 4. → stumpy tailed cattle dog. 5. → stump tailed lizard. 6. the juvenile kingworm, up… …   Australian English dictionary

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