tubby
adjective (tubbier; -est) Date: circa 1807 1. sounding dull and without proper resonance or freedom of sound <
a tubby violin
>
2. pudgy, fat

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  • Tubby — can refer to: * King Tubby, a dub musician * Tubby Hall, a jazz drummer * A. A. Englander, a cinematographer * a character in the Little Lulu comic strip * one of the Bash Street Pups, a comic strip * William Tubby, the Brooklyn architect * Tubby …   Wikipedia

  • Tubby — Tub by, a. Resembling a tub; specifically sounding dull and without resonance, like a tub; wanting elasticity or freedom of sound; as, a tubby violin. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tubby — (adj.) shaped like a tub, corpulent, 1835, from TUB (Cf. tub) + Y (Cf. y) (2). The noun meaning a fat person is attested from 1891 …   Etymology dictionary

  • tubby — [adj] fat beefy*, big, brawny, broad, bulging, bulky, burly, chubby*, chunky*, dumpy, elephantine, fleshy, gargantuan, gross, heavy, heavyset*, hefty, husky, large, obese, oversize, overweight, plump, portly, potbellied, pudgy*, roly poly*, stout …   New thesaurus

  • tubby — ► ADJECTIVE (tubbier, tubbiest) informal ▪ (of a person) short and rather fat. DERIVATIVES tubbiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • tubby — [tub′ē] adj. tubbier, tubbiest 1. shaped like a tub 2. fat and short tubbiness n …   English World dictionary

  • Tubby — King Tubby (* in , ; † ), mit bürgerlichem Namen Osbourne Ruddock, war ein Toningenieur mit eigenem Studio. Er beeinflusste maßgeblich die Entwicklung des . Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Diskografie 2.1 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • tubby — UK [ˈtʌbɪ] / US adjective Word forms tubby : adjective tubby comparative tubbier superlative tubbiest informal slightly fat …   English dictionary

  • tubby — tubbiness, n. /tub ee/, adj., tubbier, tubbiest. 1. short and fat: a tubby child. 2. having a dull, thumping sound; lacking resonance. [1800 10; TUB + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Tubby — Recorded in several spellings including Tubb, Tubbs, Tubby, Tubie, Tubey and others, this is an English surname but one of early medieval French origins. It derives from the personal name Theobald also recorded as Tebald, Tibalt, Teoband and… …   Surnames reference

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