Etymology
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stumpy (adj.)

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

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Definitions of stumpy

stumpy (adj.)
short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature;
a stumpy ungainly figure
Synonyms: chunky / dumpy / low-set / squat / squatty
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