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[hef-uh l-fing-ger]
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  1. William WalterPudge, 1867–1954, U.S. football player.
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Examples from the Web for pudge

Historical Examples

  • "Dearest Honey-bug," this with a masculine swagger from Pudge.

    Under the Law

    Edwina Stanton Babcock

  • Pudge looked serious, then he clasped anew the hand that held his.

    Under the Law

    Edwina Stanton Babcock

  • Pudge looked earnestly up into the two faces, smiling at him.

    Under the Law

    Edwina Stanton Babcock

  • You forget, Pudge, said Frank, that we are here in positions of responsibility.

  • I nominate myself and Pudge for the first watchsay from 38 eight to twelve.

British Dictionary definitions for pudge


  1. informal a variant of podge

Word Origin

C19: of uncertain origin; see pudgy
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Word Origin and History for pudge


"short, thick-set person," 1808 [Jamieson]; see pudgy.

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