stodgy

[ stoj-ee ]
/ ˈstɒdʒ i /

adjective, stodg·i·er, stodg·i·est.

heavy, dull, or uninteresting; tediously commonplace; boring: a stodgy Victorian novel.
of a thick, semisolid consistency; heavy, as food.
stocky; thick-set.
old-fashioned; unduly formal and traditional: a stodgy old gentleman.
dull; graceless; inelegant: a stodgy business suit.

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Origin of stodgy

First recorded in 1815–25; stodge + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM stodgy

stodg·i·ly, adverbstodg·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for stodgy

stodgy
/ (ˈstɒdʒɪ) /

adjective stodgier or stodgiest

(of food) heavy or uninteresting
excessively formal and conventional

Derived forms of stodgy

stodgily, adverbstodginess, noun

Word Origin for stodgy

C19: from stodge
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