adjective, stump·i·er, stump·i·est.
Origin of stumpy
Examples from the Web for stumpy
George put his hand upon his purse, and acknowledged to himself that he had been afraid to come down with the stumpy.Can You Forgive Her?|Anthony Trollope
It was a repulsive-looking creature, stumpy and bloated in appearance and nearly as big around as a man's leg.The Boy Chums Cruising in Florida Waters|Wilmer M. Ely
While I was speaking, the square-headed sails of the lugger were run up on her short, stumpy masts.Will Weatherhelm|W.H.G. Kingston
He was of the Tomte's size; he wore red stockings on his stumpy little legs, and a pointed red cap, and a long gray or green coat.Brownies and Bogles|Louise Imogen Guiney
"Leopold wouldn't do the fair thing, and divy with Stumpy and me," said the little fop, when he had finished his story.The Coming Wave|Oliver Optic