fubsy

[fuhb-zee]

Origin of fubsy

1770–80; obsolete fubs, fub chubby person + -y1; cf. -s4, -sy
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Historical Examples of fubsy

  • In Serpentine avenue Beelzebub showed me her, a fubsy widow.

    Ulysses

    James Joyce

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for fubsy

fubsy

adjective -sier or -siest
  1. archaic, or dialect short and stout; squat

Word Origin for fubsy

C18: from obsolete fubs plump person
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