Etymology
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dumpy (adj.)

"short and stout," 1750, apparently from some noun sense of dump (compare dumpling), but the connection is unclear.

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Definitions of dumpy

dumpy (adj.)
resembling a garbage dump;
dumpy (adj.)
short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature;
a dumpy little dumpling of a woman
Synonyms: chunky / low-set / squat / squatty / stumpy
dumpy (adj.)
short and plump;
Synonyms: podgy / pudgy / tubby / roly-poly
From wordnet.princeton.edu