Definition of dumpy adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈdʌmpi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʌmpi//
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(especially of a person) short and fat Word Originmid 18th cent.: from dumpling + -y.Extra examples He was short, dumpy and big-nosed. His wife was dumpy and plain. That skirt makes you look dumpy.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: dumpy