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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ He's getting a bit tubby -- too much of his wife's cooking I expect.
▪ The banker was a tubby, jolly-looking man.
▪ He had won three world titles by the time he faced a tubby, bespectacled Ulsterman in the 1985 final.
▪ He was a small, tubby man wearing a bulky suit with a belted jacket.
▪ Oscar reminded Horowitz of the Michelin tyre man - short and tubby, his belly bulging behind his belt, round-headed.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Tubby \Tub"by\, a. Resembling a tub; specifically sounding dull and without resonance, like a tub; wanting elasticity or freedom of sound; as, a tubby violin.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"shaped like a tub, corpulent," 1835, from tub + -y (2). The noun meaning "a fat person" is attested from 1891. Related: Tubbily; tubbiness.


a. 1 stout, rotund 2 Resembling a tub; sounding dull and without resonance or freedom of sound. n. (context pejorative slang often used teasingly English) An overweight person.

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

  2. [also: tubbiest, tubbier]


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Usage examples of "tubby".

On the karaoke stage, some tubby guy in snake boots was murdering the bejesus out of a Kenny Loggins song.

But, at all events, Tubby began early to ride Larry, insinuating--when the unhappy fellow had muffed a difficult or purposely confusing question--that perhaps if less time were spent on physical adornment and a little more on mental beautification his chances of graduating would be improved.

Chesa followed on her tubby mare in case the Amyrlin wanted anything, and unlike her, she was muttering again about Meri and Selame both running away, the ungrateful wretches, leaving her to do the work of three.

Tubby began to show increased levels of cytoxic antibodies, loss of viremia, and correction of cytological and hematological abnormalities.

Tubby cargo bottoms were at the center, with lean brigs and barkentines flanking.

Henceforth instead of serving merely as a refractor behind the brilliant light shed by Tubby Forrester, he would be given a chance to generate a bit of illumination on his own account.

Tubby that the upstairs rooms had been rented for six months by a lady who gave her name as Alexandra Smith and who paid the full amount in advance.

No one but an irredeemable fool would slosh through this storm to attend an unrequired event in the Auditorium, Tubby was not only willing but almost eager to watch Bill Cunningham confront a dismaying battery of vacant seats.

Under this same moon, lower in the sky thousands of miles to the west, the Japanese armada was even now plowing toward Midway, swells breaking and foaming on hundreds of iron bows-pagoda-masted battleships, crudely built carriers with flight decks propped by naked iron girders, tubby transports crowded with landing troops, and the vessels of the train swarming like waterbugs from horizon to horizon.

He moved into a tiny, dingy room in Camden, where his flatmate was an affable, tubby man called Benjy who earned his living processing parking fines.

Tubby, gray, shorter than Victor Henry, he strode bouncily up the steps into the villa.

They were the jolliest, tubbiest, brownest babies you ever saw with tiny nubbly knobs on their shoulders, as if they had started to grow wings and then changed their minds about it, and little furry pointed ears, as all wild creatures have.

A gawky, familiar figure edged its way toward them through the gaudy press of market women and keelboat thugs, stevedores and flaneurs, and January recognized Esteban, followed closely by a tubby, pleasant-faced little gentleman wearing an overly elaborate lilac-striped cravat.

The young knight rode a solid dun cob and had a tubby Galwegian pack pony on a leading rein.

There was a housekeeper once upon a time, a tubby Scotchwoman to whom Mrs Rackham attached herself, limpet-like, until it ended in tears: thereafter, a ban on the very subject.