Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Somewhat fat; chubby: synonym: fat.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Fat and short; thick; fleshy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Short and fat or sturdy; dumpy; podgy

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adjective short and plump

Etymologies

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

[From pudge, something thick and short.]

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pudge +‎ -y.

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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Bunker Bean

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