Definition of podgy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpɒdʒi/

adjective (podgier, podgiest)

British informal
(Of a person or part of their body) rather fat; chubby: he put a podgy arm round Alan’s shoulders
More example sentences
  • The man wasn't tall, quite the contrary, he was podgy with a round, smiling face.
  • I know what I am, I'm podgy, so why get insulted about it?
  • Last time I went there was April Fools' Day last year when it was practically deserted but for half a dozen podgy guys dancing on a smoky dance floor to So Macho.
informal tubby, pudgy, porky, blubbery, poddy
British informal fubsy
North American informal zaftig, corn-fed, lard-assed
archaic pursy, abdominous



Pronunciation: /ˈpɒdʒɪnəs/
Example sentences
  • Here was a fellow who looked podgy, and podginess immediately makes people think that you mustn't be able to run, you mustn't be able to do anything.

Words that rhyme with podgy

dodgy, splodgy, stodgy

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