[ fuhb-zee ]
/ ˈfʌb zi /
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adjective, fub·si·er, fub·si·est.British Dialect.

short and stout.



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Origin of fubsy

1770–80; obsolete fubs, fub chubby person + -y1; cf. -s4, -sy
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Example sentences from the Web for fubsy

  • You prayed to the devil in Serpentine avenue that the fubsy widow in front might lift her clothes still more from the wet street.

    Ulysses|James Joyce
  • In Serpentine avenue Beelzebub showed me her, a fubsy widow.

    Ulysses|James Joyce
  • "I think this is damn silly," said the officer, patting his foolish fubsy old retriever.

    Actions and Reactions|Rudyard Kipling

British Dictionary definitions for fubsy

/ (ˈfʌbzɪ) /

adjective -sier or -siest

archaic, or dialect short and stout; squat

Word Origin for fubsy

C18: from obsolete fubs plump person
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