Definition of stubby in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈstʌbi/

adjective (stubbier, stubbiest)

Short and thick: Bob pointed with a stubby finger
More example sentences
  • She was very small, with short, stubby fingers and almost-chubby hands.
  • I have fairly large hands, but with short stubby fingers just long enough to be able to use a semiauto of this size.
  • Short, stubby fingers alone can't account for Galen's broaching the second knuckle.
dumpy, stocky, chunky, chubby, thickset, sturdy, heavyset, squat, solid;
short, stumpy, dwarfish, diminutive, undersized;
Australian/New Zealand  nuggety
British informal fubsy
technical mesomorphic, pyknic
short, stumpy, small, little;
Scottish  wee

noun (plural stubbies)

Australian /NZ informal
1A squat bottle of beer typically holding 375 cl.
Example sentences
  • Sunday's lazy morning was given a go-by as the guests gathered, many of them caressing the beer stubbies.
  • They were out of stubbies, so I substituted with beer on tap.
  • Although the sounds were soothing, I felt a bit crook having mixed too many stubbies with the spaghetti matriciana I had for tea.
2 (Stubbies) trademark A pair of men’s brief shorts.
Example sentences
  • As someone happiest in a pair of Stubbies from the local menswear store, we don't understand the fashion palaver.
  • He dresses badly - stubbies, thongs - has a beer gut, missing teeth, missing hair.
  • When I came to Darwin, you had a slab over your shoulder, you wore black stubbies, thongs and blue t-shirt, or singlet.


a stubby short of a sixpack

Australian informal (Of a person) stupid or slightly mad: he’s a stubby short of a six pack but a real good bloke
More example sentences
  • He, of course, was his usual stubby short of a six-pack, only failing to let a try in through the referee's whistle.
  • I'm sure there are some that will think I'm a stubby short of a six pack by printing this, but I can't help what I believe.
  • You'd have to be a stubby short of a six pack to miss the show this weekend!



Example sentences
  • For those who want, you can take the insert which contains the stubbily and studly Kaji and put him on the front cover instead.
  • Might I suggest you shave the night before, nice and smooth for the ladies, stubbily for the morning/day ahead.
  • I think it made it even redder and much more noticeable and when the hair started to grow back it was stubbily and felt spiky.


Example sentences
  • Ward, flying by his side, looked like a graceful raven in the wind had it not been for the stubbiness of his wings.
  • The impression of stubbiness will quickly morph into an appreciation for this solid-feeling notebook.
  • Ella was used to Lena's stubbiness, the way she seemed to bump up unsuccessfully against adulthood.

Words that rhyme with stubby

chubby, clubby, cubby, grubby, hubby, nubby, scrubby, shrubby, tubby

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