Definition of pudgy in English:

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pudgy

Pronunciation: /ˈpəjē/

adjective (pudgier, pudgiest)

informal
(Of a person or part of their body) slightly fat: his pudgy fingers
More example sentences
  • This time, I stopped to watch as Allawi's pudgy person came into view.
  • The makeup pros are looking me over - two women with purple-red lips and a pudgy guy with a pen in his lapel.
  • Cherubs are obviously pudgy children shooting arrows at people and playing the mini-harp!
Synonyms
chubby, plump, fat, stout, rotund, well padded, ample, round, chunky, portly, overweight, fleshy, paunchy, bulky, corpulent
informal tubby, roly-poly, beefy, porky, blubbery, zaftig, corn-fed

Derivatives

pudgily

Pronunciation: /ˈpəjəlē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • You will have no doubt that this pudgily imperfect man was once a hardened criminal.
  • Behind his pudgily smooth, benign-looking face lay ruthless cruelty.

pudginess

Pronunciation: /ˈpəjēnəs/
noun
Example sentences
  • More frustrating is the pudginess of this argument that purports to be economics.
  • Now, was that my imagination or was that you making a snide one on my pudginess?
  • The shopkeepers and aristocrats, peasants and military grandees, nuns and nudes all share an exaggerated pudginess that gives them a pleasant comic quality.

Words that rhyme with pudgy

bhaji, budgie, sludgy, smudgy

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: pudg·y

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