Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Ready money; cash.
  • Abounding with stumps of trees.
  • Having the character or appearance of a stump; short and thick; stubby; stocky.

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

  • adjective Full of stumps; hard; strong.
  • adjective colloq. Short and thick; stubby.

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

  • adjective Like or resembling a stump, short and cut off.

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

  • adjective short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature

Etymologies

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From stump +‎ -y.

Examples

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  • A spritsail barge.

    October 20, 2008

  • This word was used in "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" when Pappy was talking about his opponent's dwarf.

    July 7, 2012