Definition of fubsy in English:

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fubsy

Pronunciation: /ˈfəbzē/

adjective (fubsier, fubsiest)

British informal
Fat and squat.
Example sentences
  • The fubsy man waddled forward, nearly half the height of the beautiful woman, and merely stared at the stranger who seemed to be seven feet tall.
  • A fat, vulgar-looking, fubsy man approached, with a kind of formal degree of intimacy.
  • The ship was full of fubsy old ladies and gouty old gentlemen.

Origin

Late 18th century: from dialect fubs 'small fat person', perhaps a blend of fat and chub.

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Syllabification: fub·sy

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