adjective, pudg·i·er, pudg·i·est.
- pudendal canal,
- pudendal nerve,
- pudovkin, vsevolod ilarionovich,
Origin of pudgy
Examples from the Web for pudgy
He is a pudgy, bespectacled, homburg-wearing cuckold of a Sherlock in those fish-grey postwar years of 1970s England.Iran’s Top Spy Is the Modern-Day Karla, John Le Carré’s Villainous Mastermind|Michael Weiss|July 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The young, professional players indulged the pudgy kingpin as he kicked his ball around in the dirt.Pablo Escobar’s Private Prison Is Now Run by Monks for Senior Citizens|Jeff Campagna|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A pudgy, bald man in a suit and sweater ensemble stands in an opening between two of the newly erected walls.
He was a pudgy young boy and eventually fell in with a bad crowd.Mike Tyson Opens Up About His Rape Conviction, Brad Pitt, and Love of Pinkberry|Marlow Stern|November 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Some hung-over mornings he looks into the mirror and finds a pudgy Nosferatu looking back at him.
"Don'd ged so oxcited, sir," cautioned the Dutch boy, with a wave of one pudgy hand.Frank Merriwell's Chums|Burt L. Standish
The pudgy man gazed at the little man calmly and sneeringly.Last Words|Stephen Crane
As he began to divide this into five parts, still using the flat of his pudgy hand, something poked him lightly in the ribs.The Flaming Jewel|Robert W. Chambers
It was set off by a pudgy, half-formed dab of a nose that let his breath in and out when his mouth happened to be shut.The Bishop of Cottontown|John Trotwood Moore
But most of all, she hated to see his fat, pudgy hands touching her food.Regiment of Women|Clemence Dane
adjective pudgier or pudgiest
Word Origin for pudgy
also podgy, 1824, from colloquial pudge "anything short and thick" + -y (2). Perhaps related to pudsy "plump" (1754), possibly a diminutive of nursery word pud "hand, forepaw" (from 17c.). A connection with pudding also has been conjectured. In late 19c. often on lists of English local or dialectal words; sources also mention puddy, punchy, pluggy, pudget as relatives or variants. Related: Pudginess.