Definition of Stumpy

1. Adjective. Short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature. "A stumpy ungainly figure"

Exact synonyms: Chunky, Dumpy, Low-set, Squat, Squatty
Similar to: Little, Short
Derivative terms: Dumpiness, Squatness, Squattiness



Definition of Stumpy

1. a. Full of stumps; hard; strong.

Definition of Stumpy

1. Adjective. Like or resembling a stump, short and cut off. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stumpy

1. short and thick [adj STUMPIER, STUMPIEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stumpy

stumper
stumpers
stumpflite
stumpier
stumpies
stumpiest
stumpily
stumpiness
stumping
stumpknocker
stumplike
stumpnose
stumpnoses
stumps
stumpwork
stumpy (current term)
stums
stun
stun baton
stun gun
stun guns
stunad
stung
stunk
stunk on ice
stunkard
stunna
stunnas
stunned
stunner

Literary usage of Stumpy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Roughing it in the Bush, Or, Life in Canada by Susanna Moodie (1852)
"THE LITTLE stumpy MAN. There was a little man— I'll sketch him if I can, For he clung to mine and me Like the old man of the sea; And in spite of taunt and ..."

2. Children's Literature: A Textbook of Sources for Teachers and Teacher by Charles Madison Curry (1921)
""Why the Bear Is stumpy-tailed" belongs to the class of stories which explain how things happened to be as they are. It is of great antiquity and is found ..."

3. Children's Literature: A Textbook of Sources for Teachers and Teacher by Charles Madison Curry (1921)
""Why the Bear Is stumpy-tailed" belongs to the class of stories which explain how things happened to be as they are. It is of great antiquity and is found ..."

4. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1890)
"2), which in the domestic cat is long, slender, and tapering, while in the wild cat it is shorter, stumpy, and bushy. The fact that no tendency has been ..."

5. Popular Tales from the Norse by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, Jørgen Engebretsen Moe (1912)
"WHY THE BEAR IS stumpy-TAILED. ONE day the Bear met the Fox, who came slinking along with ... That's why Bruin goes about with a stumpy tail this very day. ..."

6. The Overland Monthly by Bret Harte (1868)
"Gentlemen," said stumpy, with a singular mixture of authority and er ... During these proceedings stumpy maintained a silence as impassive as the dead on ..."

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