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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Francis was too fat, his face was podgy and he had a paunch.
▪ He's cute, and podgy.
▪ One is podgy loser Philippe, a cultural philosopher who for years has been failing to get his doctorate accepted.
▪ The statues of Faith, Hope and Charity, with podgy cherubs, remained in London.
▪ Their hands - podgy, thin, freckled or pale - touched everything, prodding, caressing, tickling, squeezing.
▪ Your face will be more likely to have a dull complexion, with podgy, sagging cheeks and double chin.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Podgy \Podg"y\, a. Fat and short; pudgy.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1846, later collateral form of pudgy (q.v.).


a. Slightly fat.

  1. adj. short and fat [syn: dumpy, pudgy, tubby]

  2. [also: podgiest, podgier]

Usage examples of "podgy".

The drome was lurching towards her, podgy white fingers grasping the air.

But already de Batz had quickly joined his friend, and his smooth, pleasant voice, and podgy, beringed hand extended towards Mlle.

Richard blushed, and his eyes sought something else to stare at other photographs, framed and hung, of grinning or glowering movie stars: examples, like the loaf-shaped paper-napkin dispensers and the fluted sugar-pours and the podgy old jukebox, of the eminently exportable culture to which the Canal Creperie had dedicated itself.

The podgy specimen one step ahead of him represented the Pertane Model Rocket Builders Club.