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stumpy

[stuhm-pee]
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adjective, stump·i·er, stump·i·est.
  1. of the nature of or resembling a stump.
  2. short and thick; stubby; stocky.
  3. abounding in stumps: a stumpy field.

Origin of stumpy

First recorded in 1590–1600; stump + -y1
Related formsstump·i·ly, adverbstump·i·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for stumpy

Historical Examples

  • As for Stumpy, he was just the sort of a lad his name indicated.

    Frank Roscoe's Secret

    Allen Chapman

  • "Probably the presence of Stumpy made her bashful," suggested Ned.

  • She was stumpy, high bowed, low waisted, with a short black funnel.

    The Island Mystery

    George A. Birmingham

  • Why had his own fingers been made so stumpy and square-tipped?

  • The same may be said of the different Cryptocephali, who all have stumpy limbs.


British Dictionary definitions for stumpy

stumpy

adjective stumpier or stumpiest
  1. short and thickset like a stump; stubby
  2. abounding in or full of stumps
Derived Formsstumpiness, noun
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