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[duhm-pee] /ˈdʌm pi/
adjective, dumpier, dumpiest.
1.
short and stout; squat:
a dumpy figure.
Origin
1740-1750
1740-50; perhaps akin to dumpling
Related forms
dumpily, adverb
dumpiness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dumpiness

dumpy1

/ˈdʌmpɪ/
adjective dumpier, dumpiest
1.
short and plump; squat
Derived Forms
dumpily, adverb
dumpiness, noun
Word Origin
C18: perhaps related to dumpling

dumpy2

/ˈdʌmpɪ/
adjective
1.
(rare) in low spirits; depressed; morose
Word Origin
C17: from C16 dump; see dumps
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Word Origin and History for dumpiness
dumpy
"short and stout," 1750, apparently from dump, but the connection is unclear.
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