Definition of fubsy in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈfʌbzi

adjective (fubsier, fubsiest)

British informal
  • Fat and squat.
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    • 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.

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