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Dumpy \Dump"y\, a. [Compar. Dumpier; superl. Dumpiest.] [

  1. From Dump a short ill-shapen piece.

  2. From Dump sadness.]

    1. Short and thick; of low stature and disproportionately stout.

    2. Sullen or discontented. See 2nd dump[1]. [Prov. Eng.]


a. (en-superlativedumpy)

  1. adj. short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature; "some people seem born to be square and chunky"; "a dumpy little dumpling of a woman"; "dachshunds are long lowset dogs with drooping ears"; "a little church with a squat tower"; "a squatty red smokestack"; "a stumpy ungainly figure" [syn: chunky, low-set, squat, squatty, stumpy]

  2. short and fat [syn: podgy, pudgy, tubby]

  3. [also: dumpiest, dumpier]


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Usage examples of "dumpiest".

The youngest, dumpiest, dullest of the four dull and dumpy daughters whom Mrs.