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adj. pudg·i·er, pudg·i·est
Somewhat fat; chubby: a pudgy face. See Synonyms at fat.

[From pudge, something thick and short.]

pudg′i·ness n.


adj, pudgier or pudgiest
a variant spelling (esp US) of podgy
[C19: of uncertain origin; compare earlier pudsy plump, perhaps from Scottish pud stomach, plump child]
ˈpudgily adv
ˈpudginess n


(ˈpʌdʒ i)

adj. pudg•i•er, pudg•i•est.
short and fat or thick: an infant's pudgy fingers.
[1830–40; orig. uncertain]
pudg′i•ly, adv.
pudg′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pudgy - short and plump
fat - having an (over)abundance of flesh; "he hadn't remembered how fat she was"


Well-rounded and full in form:


[ˈpʌdʒi] (US) adj (= podgy) [person, body, cheeks] → potelé(e)
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