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stumpy

[stuhm-pee] /ˈstʌm pi/
adjective, stumpier, stumpiest.
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
1590-1600
First recorded in 1590-1600; stump + -y1
Related forms
stumpily, adverb
stumpiness, noun
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  • "Probably the presence of stumpy made her bashful," suggested Ned.

    Frank Roscoe's Secret Allen Chapman
  • As for stumpy, he was just the sort of a lad his name indicated.

    Frank Roscoe's Secret Allen Chapman
  • 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.

  • stumpy succumbed to a. fit of depression from which nothing could rouse him.

    Norman Ten Hundred

    A. Stanley Blicq
  • Flapping his stumpy wings he cried incessantly, "I'll fly, by God, I'll fly!"

    The Merry-Go-Round Carl Van Vechten
  • stumpy was Leopold's dearest friend and most intimate companion.

    The Coming Wave Oliver Optic
  • Leopold and stumpy had nothing to do but pull them in and "slat" them off as fast as they could.

    The Coming Wave Oliver Optic
  • It was exciting work, and the blood of Leopold and stumpy had been up to fever heat.

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British Dictionary definitions for stumpy

stumpy

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