adjective, stump·i·er, stump·i·est.

of the nature of or resembling a stump.
short and thick; stubby; stocky.
abounding in stumps: a stumpy field.

Origin of stumpy

First recorded in 1590–1600; stump + -y1
Related formsstump·i·ly, adverbstump·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for stumpy

chunky, pudgy, squat, stocky, stubby

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British Dictionary definitions for stumpy


adjective stumpier or stumpiest

short and thickset like a stump; stubby
abounding in or full of stumps
Derived Formsstumpiness, noun
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