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tubby

[ tuhb-ee ]
/ ˈtʌb i /
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adjective, tub·bi·er, tub·bi·est.

short and fat: a tubby child.
having a dull, thumping sound; lacking resonance.

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Origin of tubby

First recorded in 1800–10; tub + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM tubby

tub·bi·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tubby

tubby
/ (ˈtʌbɪ) /

adjective -bier or -biest

plump
shaped like a tub
rare having little resonance

Derived forms of tubby

tubbiness, noun
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