dumpy

1
[ duhm-pee ]
/ ˈdʌm pi /

adjective, dump·i·er, dump·i·est.

dumpish; dejected; sulky.

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Origin of dumpy

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First recorded in 1610–20; dump(s) + -y1

Definition for dumpy (2 of 2)

dumpy2
[ duhm-pee ]
/ ˈdʌm pi /

adjective, dump·i·er, dump·i·est.

short and stout; squat: a dumpy figure.

Origin of dumpy

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First recorded in 1740–50; perhaps akin to dumpling

OTHER WORDS FROM dumpy

dump·i·ly, adverbdump·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dumpy (1 of 2)

dumpy1
/ (ˈdʌmpɪ) /

adjective dumpier or dumpiest

short and plump; squat

Derived forms of dumpy

dumpily, adverbdumpiness, noun

Word Origin for dumpy

C18: perhaps related to dumpling

British Dictionary definitions for dumpy (2 of 2)

dumpy2

dumpish (ˈdʌmpɪʃ)

/ (ˈdʌmpɪ) /

adjective

rare in low spirits; depressed; morose

Word Origin for dumpy

C17: from C16 dump; see dumps
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