from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Dull, unimaginative, and commonplace.
- adj. Prim or pompous; stuffy: "Why is the middle-class so stodgy—so utterly without a sense of humor!” ( Katherine Mansfield). See Synonyms at dull.
- adj. Indigestible and starchy; heavy: stodgy food.
- adj. Solidly built; stocky.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. having a thick, semi-solid consistency; glutinous; heavy on the stomach.
- adj. dull, old-fashioned
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Wet.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Heavy; lumpy; distended.
- Crammed together roughly; lumpy; crude and indigestible.
- Wet; miry.
- Dull; stupid; crude; thickheaded: as, a stodgy way of looking at things.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. excessively conventional and unimaginative and hence dull
- adj. heavy and starchy and hard to digest
- adj. (used pejoratively) out of fashion; old fashioned
From stodge, thick filling food, from stodge, to cram.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Unknown, but possibly from stodge ("to stuff"), from stog, or a blend of stuffy and podgy. (Wiktionary)