If you describe someone as pudgy, you mean that they are rather fat in an unattractive way. [AM]

He put a pudgy arm around Harry's shoulder.


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  • Pudgy — Pudg y, a. Short and fat or sturdy; dumpy; podgy; as, a short, pudgy little man; a pudgy little hand. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • pudgy — (adj.) 1836, from colloquial pudge (1808) anything short and thick + Y (Cf. y) (2). Perhaps related to pudsy plump (1754), possibly a dim. of nursery word pud hand, forepaw. A connection with PUDDING (Cf. pudding) also has been conjectured …   Etymology dictionary

  • pudgy — [adj] slightly fat chubby*, hefty, plump, plumpish, rotund, round, stout, thick bodied, tubby*; concepts 491,773 Ant. skinny, slight, thin …   New thesaurus

  • pudgy — ► ADJECTIVE (pudgier, pudgiest) informal ▪ fat or flabby. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • pudgy — [puj′ē] adj. pudgier, pudgiest [< Scot dial., prob. < Scot pud, belly, akin to PUCK2] short and fat; dumpy pudginess n …   English World dictionary

  • pudgy — UK [ˈpʌdʒɪ] / US adjective Word forms pudgy : adjective pudgy comparative pudgier superlative pudgiest rather fat Derived word: pudginess noun uncountable …   English dictionary

  • pudgy — pudgily, adv. pudginess, n. /puj ee/, adj., pudgier, pudgiest. short and fat or thick: an infant s pudgy fingers. Also, esp. Brit., podgy. [1830 40; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

  • pudgy — adjective Fat, overweight (pertaining particularly to children), plump; chubby The pudgy child had a difficult time running the mile …   Wiktionary

  • pudgy — adj. Pudgy is used with these nouns: ↑finger …   Collocations dictionary

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