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stub·by

 (stŭb′ē)
adj. stub·bi·er, stub·bi·est
1.
a. Having the nature of or suggesting a stub, as in shortness, broadness, or thickness: stubby fingers and toes.
b. Having a short, stocky build; thickset.
2. Short and blunt, as from much use: a stubby pencil.
3. Covered with or made of stubs.
4. Short and bristly: a stubby beard.

stub′bi·ly adv.
stub′bi·ness n.

stubby

(ˈstʌbɪ)
adj, -bier or -biest
1. short and broad; stumpy or thickset
2. bristling and stiff
n
(Brewing) slang Also called: stubbie Austral a small bottle of beer
ˈstubbily adv
ˈstubbiness n

stub•by

(ˈstʌb i)

adj. -bi•er, -bi•est.
1. of or resembling a stub.
2. short and thick or broad; thickset or squat: stubby fingers.
3. consisting of or abounding in stubs.
[1565–75]
stub′bi•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.stubby - short and blunt; "stubby fingers"; "a stubby pencil"
short - (primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length; "short skirts"; "short hair"; "the board was a foot short"; "a short toss"

stubby

adjective stumpy, short, squat, stocky, chunky, dumpy, thickset, fubsy (archaic or dialect) He pointed a stubby finger at the wooden chair opposite him.

stubby

adjective
Short, heavy, and solidly built:
Translations
قَصير وَغَليظ
pahýlovitý
stubbóttur
odseknutý

stubby

[ˈstʌbɪ] ADJ (stubbier (compar) (stubbiest (superl))) → achaparrado

stubby

[ˈstʌbi] adj [fingers, legs, tail] → épais(se); [person] → trapu(e); [pencil] → gros(se)

stubby

adj (+er) revolver etckurz; tailstummelig; pencil, vasekurz und dick; persongedrungen, stämmig, untersetzt; legskurz und stämmig; stubby fingersWurstfinger pl (inf); stubby wingsStummelflügel pl

stubby

[ˈstʌbɪ] adjtozzo/a

stub

(stab) noun
1. a stump or short remaining end of eg a cigarette, pencil etc. The ashtray contained seven cigarette stubs.
2. the counterfoil or retained section of a cheque etc.
verbpast tense, past participle stubbed
to hurt (especially a toe) by striking it against something hard. She stubbed her toe(s) against the bedpost.
ˈstubby adjective
being a stub, or short and thick like a stub. a stubby tail; stubby fingers.
stub out
to extinguish (a cigarette or cigar) by pressing it against a hard surface.
References in classic literature ?
On seeing this, the inquisitive youths manifested with rustic freedom their contempt for such paltry sport, and, after a dissertation among themselves upon the disadvantages of hawking, they returned to their occupations; one only of the curious party, a stout, stubby, cheerful lad, having demanded how it was that Monsieur, who, from his great revenues, had it in his power to amuse himself so much better, could be satisfied with such mean diversions.
The boy had rowed, in a ladylike fashion, on the Adirondack ponds; but there is a difference between squeaking pins and well-balanced rowlocks - light sculls and stubby, eight-foot sea-oars.
Puckering up his face though smiling, and showing his short strong teeth, he began with stubby fingers of both hands to ruffle up his thick tangled black hair.
The zebra was a sleek little animal and had a slender head, a stubby mane and a paint-brush tail--very like a donkey's.
The tail was square and stubby and perfectly straight, and the four legs were made in the same way, each being four-sided.
The thing was an enormous cave bear, rearing its colossal bulk fully eight feet at the shoulder, while from the tip of its nose to the end of its stubby tail it was fully twelve feet in length.
With one last scream of utmost fury, she sprang full into the face of the monstrous cat, tearing and scratching with hands and feet, her mouth buried into the roots of one of its stubby ears.
It was amusing to note the expression on the face of King Dox as he looked the boy over, from his sailor hat to his stubby shoes, and it was equally diverting to watch Button-Bright stare at the King in return.
I'll have to cut the other to make them fair--and they'll look so awful stubby.
Crawshay, and leaned back comfortably, and began twirling his stubby thumbs.
So Dee and Stubby settled on Picabo, the name of another Idaho town, also a American Indian word meaning ``shining waters,'' and pronounced it peek-a-boo - like the children's game, which ``Little Girl'' liked to play.
Furthermore, indentations on the fossil's underside suggest that it had stubby legs, a characteristic of Cambrian lobopods.