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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ He ran surprisingly fast on his stumpy legs but eventually he gave up and slowed to a despairing walk.
▪ Indeed, they can barely manage even to run, for they have only soft ballooning tubes to serve as stumpy legs.
▪ Instead it has one long ribbon-like fin that runs along its underside from close to its stumpy tail to its head.
▪ Somnolent now within its low grey walls and stumpy towers, it was once rich on salt, and powerful to boot.
▪ They are all rather clumsy and fairly large, being distinguished from the parasols of the period by their short stumpy handles.
▪ They bumped up the stumpy hillside.
▪ Two stumpy cylinders, covered with brown corduroy, dangled from the edge of the coat furthest from the head.
▪ Up on Flagler Street, Wayne Elko slouched past the stumpy palms.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Stumpy \Stump"y\, a.

  1. Full of stumps; hard; strong.

  2. Short and thick; stubby. [Colloq.] ``A stumpy little man.''
    --J. C. Harris.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1600, from stump (n.) + -y (2). In reference to persons of stump-like figure, from 1822.


a. Like or resembling a stump, short and cut off.

  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, dumpy, low-set, squat, squatty]

  2. [also: stumpiest, stumpier]

Stumpy (album)

Stumpy is an album by New Zealand band Tall Dwarfs released in 1996. The album is officially credited to the "International Tall Dwarfs", because sounds on cassette by 16 home tapers from around the globe were used to create the music, including CJA. All songs were written by Bathgate and Knox.


Stumpy may refer to:

As a nickname or stage name:

  • Charles Bartlett (American football) (1899-1965), American college football player
  • Stumpy Cromer (died 2013), American comedian and dancer, half of the Stump and Stumpy entertainment duo (see below)
  • Eddie Hartman, the first Stumpy in the Stump and Stumpy dance/comedy/acting duo of the mid-1930s to the 1950s
  • Stumpy Malarkey, one of the founders of the Gopher Gang, a New York City street gang
  • Steve Thomas (ice hockey) (born 1963), retired National Hockey League player and current assistant coach
  • Stumpy Thomason (1906-1989), American National Football League quarterback
  • Herb Turner (1921-2002), Australian rules footballer


  • Stumpy (album), released by the New Zealand band Tall Dwarfs in 1996
  • Stumpy, a character in the Western Rio Bravo, played by Walter Brennan
  • a character in Willow and Stumpy, a British animated television series

Other uses:

  • Stumpy Tower, a former gaol in Girvan, South Ayrshire, Scotland
  • Stumpy (mascot), official mascot for the 2011 Cricket World Cup

Usage examples of "stumpy".

Eleventh Avenue to deal with Knuckles Knox, Stumpy Malarkey, One-Lung Curran.

The football-shaped sci-deck stood four feet higher than the command deck, flanked by stumpy steps both forward and aft of it Up there were the engineering master systems monitor and the science station, neatly fenced off by a wrist-high curved metal wall punched with quatrefoil designs.

To her, the dozing ankylosaur herd was a forest of immense stumpy legs and drooping tails that had no connection to each other.

Stumpy resurrected, saw the limbless body snaking out of the morgue, flopping up the highway in the dead of night, inching through the underbrush to get back to Bonita Vista.

They had come rattling and bouncing over the stumpy, uneven old road that led through the pinelands, he and John Branner, wandering far afield from their New England home, in search of vacation pleasure.

Close to the walls, thickets of slender crystal stalactites pointed down toward stumpy stalagmites, and here and there the forest was dominated by a thick column formed by the union of these patient speleotherns.

When Ty had come on duty at the outset of the night shift, Stumpy had taken him under his wing and stayed at his side through each calving, giving him instructions and advice.

Ty ran a glance down the calving shed, but there was no sign of Stumpy returning, and he looked back at the heifer.

I spent the first part of the morning sitting inside that round, stumpy stone house, alternatively weeping and cursing myself silently as I rocked a sleeping Achates (Aethylla having generously allowed me to hold him) to and fro in my arms.

Texas held up his own weapon, a harsh-lookingironbound antique rifle with a stumpy body and awide-mouthed barrel.

The three stumpy rear fins had broadened out, becoming thinner to angle back.

When they reached the place where the stumpy redneck had reentered the woods, they could make out his heavy-footed crackles and crunches ahead of them.

Its arms were short and stumpy, barely half the length of a human being's, ending in curved talons that looked long enough and strong enough to gut a basking shark.

John Stumpy, I meant that I would rather face the robber now than the Darbyville people later on.

Woodward should return to Darbyville, I did not wish to allow John Stumpy out of my sight.