adjective (clumpier, clumpiest)
1(Of shoes or boots) heavy and inelegant.
- The girls share an awkward, boxy physical presence, highlighted by their penchant for vintage clothes and clompy boots.
- Even in the cabaret shows you will see the girls in huge clumpy shoes and boots.
- She was a gauche tomboy from the projects, in clumpy boots and combats.
2Forming or showing a tendency to form clumps.
- Why, given its exceedingly smooth beginnings, is the universe so clumpy, on all scales from galaxies to galactic superclusters?
- Sure enough, there was a huge shell of clumpy, hole-riddled gas that looked like a nearly dissipated planetary nebula.
- The early Universe was smooth and homogenous, quite a contrast from the clumpy array of galaxies and clusters of galaxies observed today.
Words that rhyme with clumpybumpy, dumpy, frumpy, grumpy, humpy, jumpy, lumpy, plumpy, rumpy-pumpy, scrumpy, stumpy
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