adjective, podg·i·er, podg·i·est. Chiefly British.

Related formspodg·i·ly, adverbpodg·i·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for podgy

Historical Examples of podgy

  • Shakespeare was probably of middle height, or below it, and podgy.

  • Carmela was podgy, but she might lace or not just as she pleased.

    Olive in Italy

    Moray Dalton

  • He was a short man in the late thirties, red-headed and inclined to be podgy.

  • He is a stumpy, short, podgy man; but then so also was my Arab friend at Suez.

    George Walker at Suez

    Anthony Trollope

  • I am not sure but he is the most good-natured, though he is so podgy.

    Ayala's Angel

    Anthony Trollope

British Dictionary definitions for podgy


adjective podgier or podgiest

short and fat; chubby
Derived Formspodgily, adverbpodginess, noun
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Word Origin and History for podgy

1846, later collateral form of pudgy (q.v.).

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