Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Short and fat; chubby: pudgy fingers. See Synonyms at fat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Fat, overweight (pertaining particularly to children), plump; chubby.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Short and fat or sturdy; dumpy; podgy

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Fat and short; thick; fleshy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. short and plump

Etymologies

From pudge, something thick and short.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
pudge +‎ -y. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The first thing that popped into my head was of a fourth-grade project I did for Sister Hillaryor Sister Hillarious as we called the pudgy Sinsenawan nun.

    Dark Dude

  • But what to call the pudgy hero, who rescues the damsel in distress by jumping over rolling barrels?

    Mario's Many Fathers

  • Yes, Bruce, aka the pudgy pansy pastry pusher, might improve his pulchritude if he purchased some gloves and knee warmers to make riding below 40 degrees more pleasant.

    Posable Figures: Playing With Yourself

  • JT is kind of pudgy, but that will melt over the weeks too.

    Tallulah Morehead: Survivor: Tocantins. "Aarf," Said Sandy.

  • Why, the S/R even has an amateur "humor" columnist named Doug Clark (a kind of pudgy Dave Barry wannabe who lacks only the intelligence and wit to vault him to stardom in Boise or Elko) who was classy enough to write yet another insulting attack on West just last week, following Frontline's expose of the S/R's reprehensible smear campaign against West.

    Sound Politics: Vote for America's worst newspaper

  • Love the new hair-do but using a lens that long to take your portrait has the unfortunate effect of fore-shortening your face and making you look kind of pudgy which, going by your other photographs, you are not.

    Tonight's sunset.

  • But the criticisms that dogged the former "pudgy" catcher in his Texas days have largely disappeared.

    USATODAY.com - About-face helps save the season for Martinez

  • Not tall; almost "pudgy," with a plump, browned face and gray eyes like old Breede's, that looked through you.

    Bunker Bean

  • Her problem began after tabloids criticized her appearance as 'pudgy'; Diana's choice to diet quickly spiraled out of control and left the beautiful princess unable to control her self destructive eating habits.

    Pop Crunch

  • The man is described as a white male, possibly in his 30s, wearing glasses, with light brown or dark blond hair, a full beard, and a "pudgy" build.

    The News-Gazette Local Stories

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