- short and fat or thick: an infant's pudgy fingers.
Origin of pudgy
Examples from the Web for pudgy
He is a pudgy, bespectacled, homburg-wearing cuckold of a Sherlock in those fish-grey postwar years of 1970s England.Iran’s Top Spy Is the Modern-Day Karla, John Le Carré’s Villainous Mastermind
July 2, 2014
The young, professional players indulged the pudgy kingpin as he kicked his ball around in the dirt.Pablo Escobar’s Private Prison Is Now Run by Monks for Senior Citizens
June 7, 2014
A pudgy, bald man in a suit and sweater ensemble stands in an opening between two of the newly erected walls.This Cairo College Campus Is Now a 'Warzone'
February 18, 2014
He was a pudgy young boy and eventually fell in with a bad crowd.Mike Tyson Opens Up About His Rape Conviction, Brad Pitt, and Love of Pinkberry
November 6, 2013
Some hung-over mornings he looks into the mirror and finds a pudgy Nosferatu looking back at him.My Week At An Austrian Fat Camp
October 27, 2013
And she laughed and laughed, slapping her fat knee with a pudgy, ring-laden hand.Athalie
Robert W. Chambers
His pudgy fingers trembled about the pen as he scratched on the pad before him.El Diablo
She had a little baby, a new one, a pudgy red-looking thing.The Beth Book</p>
There was an odd expression of defiance overlaid with fear on his pudgy features.The Lani People
J. F. Bone
In the middle of the room stood the Elf, with pudgy hand extended.The Shadow Witch
- a variant spelling (esp US) of podgy
Word Origin and History for pudgy
also podgy, 1824, from colloquial pudge "anything short and thick" + -y (2). Perhaps related to pudsy "plump" (1754), possibly a diminutive of nursery word pud "hand, forepaw" (from 17c.). A connection with pudding also has been conjectured. In late 19c. often on lists of English local or dialectal words; sources also mention puddy, punchy, pluggy, pudget as relatives or variants. Related: Pudginess.