[ puhj-ee ]
/ ˈpʌdʒ i /

adjective, pudg·i·er, pudg·i·est.

short and fat or thick: an infant's pudgy fingers.
Also especially British, podgy.

Origin of pudgy

First recorded in 1830–40; origin uncertain

Related forms

pudg·i·ly, adverbpudg·i·ness, noun
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/ (ˈpʌdʒɪ) /

adjective pudgier or pudgiest

a variant spelling (esp US) of podgy

Derived Forms

pudgily, adverbpudginess, noun

Word Origin for pudgy

C19: of uncertain origin; compare earlier pudsy plump, perhaps from Scottish pud stomach, plump child
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