Definition of fubsy in English:


Line breaks: fubsy
Pronunciation: /ˈfʌbzi

adjective (fubsier, fubsiest)

British informal
Fat and squat.
More 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.


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




Definition of fubsy in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day demoralize
Pronunciation: dɪˈmɒrəlʌɪz
cause (someone) to lose confidence or hope