Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

The Best Internet Slang

stubby

[stuhb-ee] /ˈstʌb i/
adjective, stubbier, stubbiest.
1.
of the nature of or resembling a stub.
2.
short and thick or broad; thick-set or squat:
stubby fingers.
3.
consisting of or abounding in stubs.
4.
bristly, as the hair or beard.
Origin of stubby
1565-1575
First recorded in 1565-75; stub1 + -y1
Related forms
stubbily, adverb
stubbiness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for stubby
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • Finally, the stubby scout rocket was winging its way over New York.

    The Leech Phillips Barbee
  • The soles of the old pair were intact, but the stubby toes were protruding.

    In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
  • "Watch him, stubby," said one of the young assemblyman's enemies.

  • Pieter Heemskerk stood by the ramp to the stubby G-boat and checked his watch.

    Wind Charles Louis Fontenay
  • The ungainly, stubby forms seemed to rise from every crevice in the floor.

    "Wee Tim'rous Beasties" Douglas English
  • "No, it won't," breaks in Old Hickory, shakin' a stubby forefinger at him.

    Torchy, Private Sec. Sewell Ford
  • And believe muh, I mean to work up some little party for stubby.

    Torchy and Vee Sewell Ford
British Dictionary definitions for stubby

stubby

/ˈstʌbɪ/
adjective -bier, -biest
1.
short and broad; stumpy or thickset
2.
bristling and stiff
noun
3.
(Austral, slang) Also called stubbie. a small bottle of beer
Derived Forms
stubbily, adverb
stubbiness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for stubby
adj.

"short and thick," 1570s, from stub + -y (2); of persons, from 1831.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for stubby

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for stubby

13
15
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for stubby