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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.
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Noun1.pudginess - the property of having a plump and round bodypudginess - the property of having a plump and round body
embonpoint, plumpness, roundness - the bodily property of being well rounded
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(ˈpodʒi) pudgy (ˈpadʒi) adjective
plump; fat.
ˈpodginess, ˈpudginess noun
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She went on to ask to readers to vote on whether Williams was not skinny enough to don the cheerleaders uniform, after stating that she had "pudginess around her waistline" though she is a "pretty blonde."
Yet at the same time, the nature of the medium--please sit your big butt down and don't move till this show is over--is very much at odds with, and related to, our collective pudginess.
At each visit, they also measured pudginess and weight of the infants.