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dump·y 1

 (dŭm′pē)
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

 (dŭm′pē)
adj. dump·i·er, dump·i·est
Resembling a dump, as in shabbiness; disreputable: a dumpy apartment building.

dumpy

(ˈdʌmpɪ)
adj, dumpier or dumpiest
short and plump; squat
[C18: perhaps related to dumpling]
ˈdumpily adv
ˈdumpiness n

dumpy

(ˈdʌmpɪ) or

dumpish

adj
rare in low spirits; depressed; morose
[C17: from C16 dump; see dumps]

dump•y

(ˈdʌm pi)

adj. dump•i•er, dump•i•est.
short and stout; squat.
[1740–50]
dump′i•ly, adv.
dump′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dumpy - resembling a garbage dump
2.dumpy - short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature; "some people seem born to be square and chunky"; "a dumpy little dumpling of a woman"; "dachshunds are long lowset dogs with drooping ears"; "a little church with a squat tower"; "a squatty red smokestack"; "a stumpy ungainly figure"
short, little - low in stature; not tall; "he was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"; "a little man"
3.dumpy - short and plump
fat - having an (over)abundance of flesh; "he hadn't remembered how fat she was"

dumpy

adjective podgy, homely, short, plump, squat, stout, chunky, chubby, tubby, roly-poly, pudgy, squab, fubsy (archaic or dialect) She was a dumpy woman, dressed in black.

dumpy

adjective
Short, heavy, and solidly built:
Translations
قَصير وَبَدين
zavalitý
lille og tyktæt
tömzsi
stuttur og digur, lítill og feitur
apvalumaskresnaskresnumas
drukns
kısa ve şişman

dumpy

[ˈdʌmpɪ] ADJ (dumpier (compar) (dumpiest (superl))) → regordete

dumpy

[ˈdʌmpi] adj [person] → courtaud(e), boulot(te)

dumpy

adjpummelig; glassesklein und massiv

dumpy

[ˈdʌmpɪ] adjtracagnotto/a

dumpy

(ˈdampi) adjective
short and thick or fat. a dumpy little woman.
ˈdumpiness noun
References in classic literature ?
Every thing was done as she had desired, and, in five minutes, I was going up Broadway as fast as Honor O'Flagherty's (for such was the name of the messenger) little dumpy legs could carry me.
This portrait gives the idea of a somewhat dumpy but good-looking damsel, does it not?
Each, too, has a pipe in his mouth, and a little dumpy watch in his right hand.
The little priest had stepped out into the main avenue, and now returned with the fallen sword, which looked ludicrously large and theatrical when attached to his dumpy figure, at once clerical and commonplace.
He again held up his foot, which had a gouty appearance owing to its being contained in a dumpy little worsted sock, and I thought he proposed to repeat his first performance, but in this I did him an injustice, for, unlike Porthos, he was one who scorned to do the same feat twice; perhaps, like the conjurors, he knew that the audience were more on the alert the second time.
It would settle down, at times, and make her squat and dumpy, and then she had to roll herself in the road until her body stretched out again.
In ascending to my room I was met upon the stairs by a smart, pretty girl of nineteen, with a tidy, dumpy figure, a round face, bright, blooming cheeks, glossy, clustering curls, and little merry brown eyes.
On glowing summer afternoons wagonettes came full of Americans and cultured suburbans to see the sepulchre; but even then they felt the vast forest land with its one dumpy dome of churchyard and church as a place oddly dumb and neglected.
Tildy was dumpy, plain-faced, and too anxious to please to please.
He had just been to the cellar, and was in full dress too; that is, he had taken his gaiters off, and showed his little dumpy legs in black worsted stockings.
Dumpy Dave quickly ditched his action man act for the safety of a gentle jog back up the beach.
Best thing I did because he was plain, short and dumpy.