dumpy

  • 1 Dumpy — may refer to: Dumpy level, an optical instrument used in surveying and building to transfer, measure, or set horizontal levels Dumpy s Rusty Nuts British rock band founded by Graham Dumpy Dunnell Scots Dumpy, a breed of chicken from Scotland… …

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  • 2 Dumpy — Dump y, a. [Compar. {Dumpier}; superl. {Dumpiest}.] [ 1. From {Dump} a short ill shapen piece. 2. From {Dump} sadness.] 1. Short and thick; of low stature and disproportionately stout. [1913 Webster] 2. Sullen or discontented. See 2nd {dump[1]}.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 dumpy — short and stout, 1750, apparently from some noun DUMP (Cf. dump) (Cf. DUMPLING (Cf. dumpling)), but the connection is unclear …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 dumpy — *stocky, thickset, thick, chunky, stubby, squat …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 dumpy — [adj] short and stout chubby, chunky, fat, homely, plump, podgy, pudgy, roly poly, squat, stocky, stumpy, tubby; concept 491 …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 dumpy — ► ADJECTIVE (dumpier, dumpiest) ▪ short and stout …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 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

  • 8 dumpy — dump|y [ˈdʌmpi] adj [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: dump small shapeless piece (18 19 centuries)] someone who is dumpy is fat, short, and unattractive ▪ a dumpy little man …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 dumpy — adjective informal someone who is dumpy is fat, short, and unattractive: a dumpy little man …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 dumpy — UK [ˈdʌmpɪ] / US adjective Word forms dumpy : adjective dumpy comparative dumpier superlative dumpiest informal short and fat …

    English dictionary

  • 11 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

  • 12 dumpy — [[t]dʌ̱mpi[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone as dumpy, you mean they are short and fat, and are usually implying they are unattractive …

    English dictionary

  • 13 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

  • 14 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

  • 15 dumpy — adjective short and thick; stout or stocky …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 dumpy — Synonyms and related words: Lilliputian, Tom Thumb, adipose, beefy, big bellied, bloated, blocky, blowzy, bosomy, brawny, burly, buxom, chubby, chunky, corpulent, distended, dwarf, dwarfed, dwarfish, elfin, fat, fattish, fleshy, formless, full,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 dumpy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. stocky, chubby, chunky (see rotundity). II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. stout, *built like a fireplug, short, thickset. III (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Short, heavy, and solidly built: blocky …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 dumpy — dump|y [ dʌmpi ] adjective INFORMAL short and fat …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 dumpy — dump·y || dÊŒmpɪ adj. short and stout, pudgy, squat …

    English contemporary dictionary

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

    English new terms dictionary