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podgy

[poj-ee] /ˈpɒdʒ i/
adjective, podgier, podgiest. Chiefly British.
1.
Related forms
podgily, adverb
podginess, noun
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  • Shakespeare was probably of middle height, or below it, and podgy.

    The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris
  • Carmela was podgy, but she might lace or not just as she pleased.

    Olive in Italy Moray Dalton
  • He was a short man in the late thirties, red-headed and inclined to be podgy.

    The Kingdom Round the Corner Coningsby Dawson
  • He is a stumpy, short, podgy man; but then so also was my Arab friend at Suez.

    George Walker at Suez Anthony Trollope
  • I am not sure but he is the most good-natured, though he is so podgy.

    Ayala's Angel

    Anthony Trollope
  • She had disgusting hands, fat and podgy and covered with rings.

    The Man with the Clubfoot Valentine Williams
  • On the podgy form of Lackaday's predecessor it produced its comic effect.

    The Mountebank William J. Locke
  • He went over to the Hermes and lifted it, holding it for a moment in his podgy hands.

    The Cathedral Sir Hugh Walpole
  • Mr. Saunderson brought the tips of his red, podgy fingers together with great exactness.

  • When opposite old Colonel Sponge, a podgy figure standing at attention, the general's face set in still more grim and stern lines.

    Last Words Stephen Crane
British Dictionary definitions for podgy

podgy

/ˈpɒdʒɪ/
adjective podgier, podgiest
1.
short and fat; chubby
Derived Forms
podgily, adverb
podginess, noun
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Word Origin and History for podgy
adj.

1846, later collateral form of pudgy (q.v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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