Advertisement

stodgy (adj.)

1823, "thick, semi-solid," from stodge "to stuff, satiate" (1670s), of unknown origin, perhaps somehow imitative. Meaning "dull, heavy" developed by 1874 from use in reference to food (1841).

Others are reading

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of stodgy from WordNet

stodgy (adj.)
(used pejoratively) out of fashion; old fashioned;
Synonyms: fogyish / moss-grown / mossy / stick-in-the-mud
stodgy (adj.)
heavy and starchy and hard to digest;
stodgy food
a stodgy pudding served up when everyone was already full
stodgy (adj.)
excessively conventional and unimaginative and hence dull;
a stodgy dinner party
why is the middle class so stodgy, so utterly without a sense of humor?
Synonyms: stuffy
From wordnet.princeton.edu