adjective, stodg·i·er, stodg·i·est.
Origin of stodgy
Examples from the Web for stodginess
There is none of the usual 'stodginess' of history in his chapters.Fifty Years of Golf|Horace G. Hutchinson
In literature we have stodginess in style and decadence in morals, and vers libre, that is to say, no verse at all.Your Negro Neighbor|Benjamin Brawley
His theatre is beginning to pander to foreign tastes, to be ashamed of itself, to take on respectability and stodginess.Rosinante to the Road Again|John Dos Passos
adjective stodgier or stodgiest
Word Origin for stodgy
1823, "of a thick, semi-solid consistency," from stodge "to stuff" (1670s), of unknown origin, perhaps somehow imitative. Meaning "dull, heavy" developed by 1874 from noun sense of stodge applied to food (1825).