- dumpish; dejected; sulky.
Origin of dumpy1
- short and stout; squat: a dumpy figure.
Origin of dumpy2
First recorded in 1740–50; perhaps akin to dumpling
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Examples from the Web for dumpy
Lupoi, on the other hand, wore a dumpy black coat and generally looked like a Brooklyn schlub.Mafia’s Cocaine-in-a-Can Bust
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Every study ever performed has shown that the fit and lean outlive the dumpy and diffident every time.Cool It on the CrossFit: What’s Rhabdomyolysis?
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He was a dumpy, puffy little Italian, and played the heavy father.The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol. 1 (of 2)
"I vote that we are all Tyrolese peasanths," lisped the fat and dumpy Mrs. Malone.Roland Cashel
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Tildy was dumpy, plain-faced, and too anxious to please to please.The Four Million
One is tall and willowy, while the other is short and dumpy.Odd Numbers
Keep cheerful, Miss Yardely, and don't let Stane get dumpy about the past.A Mating in the Wilds
- short and plump; squat
C18: perhaps related to dumpling
- rare in low spirits; depressed; morose
C17: from C16 dump; see dumps
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Word Origin and History for dumpy
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