Definitions

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

  • adjective Having the nature of or suggesting a stub, as in shortness, broadness, or thickness.
  • adjective Having a short, stocky build; thickset.
  • adjective Short and blunt, as from much use.
  • adjective Covered with or made of stubs.
  • adjective Short and bristly.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • A bounding with stubs.
  • Short, thick, and stiff; stubbed: as, stubby bristles; stubby fingers.

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

  • adjective Abounding with stubs.
  • adjective Short and thick; short and strong, as bristles.

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

  • adjective Abounding with stubs.
  • adjective Like a stub; short, especially cut short, thick and stiff; stunted; stubbed.
  • noun Australia, New Zealand, Canada, US A small, squat beer bottle.

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

  • adjective short and blunt

Etymologies

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From stub +‎ -y.

Examples

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  • small bottle of beer

    December 19, 2006