short and fat: a tubby child.
having a dull, thumping sound; lacking resonance.
- tub·bi·ness, noun
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How to use tubby in a sentence
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The tubby little sorcerer bowed his thanks and returned the folder to his belt pouch.The Eyes Have It | Gordon Randall Garrett
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tubby Blaisdell was splashing about in the pool before the canoe landing like a young grampus.
There was no time to lose if Dave wished to rescue tubby before serious injury resulted to the unfortunate fat youth.
It was something of a feat to bring tubby Blaisdell alongside the skiff and haul him inboard without overturning the boat.
British Dictionary definitions for tubby
shaped like a tub
rare having little resonance
- tubbiness, noun
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