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stubby

[ stuhb-ee ]
/ ˈstʌb i /
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adjective, stub·bi·er, stub·bi·est.

of the nature of or resembling a stub.
short and thick or broad; thick-set or squat: stubby fingers.
consisting of or abounding in stubs.
bristly, as the hair or beard.

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Origin of stubby

First recorded in 1565–75; stub1 + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM stubby

stub·bi·ly, adverbstub·bi·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for stubby

stubby
/ (ˈstʌbɪ) /

adjective -bier or -biest

short and broad; stumpy or thickset
bristling and stiff

noun

Also called: stubbie Australian slang a small bottle of beer

Derived forms of stubby

stubbily, adverbstubbiness, noun
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