- short and fat: a tubby child.
- having a dull, thumping sound; lacking resonance.
Origin of tubby
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Related Wordsbeefy, big, brawny, broad, bulging, bulky, burly, chubby, chunky, dumpy, elephantine, fleshy, gargantuan, gross, heavy, hefty, husky, large, obese, overweight
Examples from the Web for tubby
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He was getting on his feet again as Tubby made that last remark.
"Just like all the rest, he takes us for Johnny Bulls," complained Tubby.
At the same time Tubby was listening eagerly for good tidings.
"Yes, I guess it will," echoed Tubby, in a way that was hardly cheerful.
"Just as you do, Tubby," responded the scout leader heartily.
- shaped like a tub
- rare having little resonance
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Word Origin and History for tubby
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