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[fuhb-zee] /ˈfʌb zi/
adjective, fubsier, fubsiest. British Dialect
short and stout.
Origin of fubsy
1770-80; obsolete fubs, fub chubby person + -y1; cf. -s4, -sy Unabridged
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  • In Serpentine avenue Beelzebub showed me her, a fubsy widow.

    Ulysses James Joyce
  • You prayed to the devil in Serpentine avenue that the fubsy widow in front might lift her clothes still more from the wet street.

    Ulysses James Joyce
British Dictionary definitions for fubsy


adjective -sier, -siest
(archaic or dialect) short and stout; squat
Word Origin
C18: from obsolete fubs plump person
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