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dump·y 1

adj. dump·i·er, dump·i·est
Short and stout; squat.

[Probably from dump, lump.]

dump′i·ly adv.
dump′i·ness n.

dum·py 2

adj. dump·i·er, dump·i·est
Resembling a dump, as in shabbiness; disreputable: a dumpy apartment building.
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Noun1.dumpiness - a short and stout physique
body-build, build, physique, habitus - constitution of the human body
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(ˈdampi) adjective
short and thick or fat. a dumpy little woman.
ˈdumpiness noun
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