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[poj-ee] /ˈpɒdʒ i/
adjective, podgier, podgiest. Chiefly British
Related forms
podgily, adverb
podginess, noun Unabridged
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  • Frantz Pettersen, a podgy little man with a big fair moustache, lifted his glass.

    Dry Fish and Wet Anthon Bernhard Elias Nilsen
  • Carmela was podgy, but she might lace or not just as she pleased.

    Olive in Italy Moray Dalton
  • He caressed his coal-black beard with a podgy hand on which a large diamond sparkled.

    The Trail of '98 Robert W. Service
  • He went over to the Hermes and lifted it, holding it for a moment in his podgy hands.

    The Cathedral Sir Hugh Walpole
  • And she turned like a podgy tigress upon none other than the squatter himself.

    My Lord Duke E. W. Hornung
  • A little, fat, podgy kind o' woman-gel, wid a fine crop o' freckles and sandy hair?

    Sue, A Little Heroine L. T. Meade
  • I am not sure but he is the most good-natured, though he is so podgy.

    Ayala's Angel Anthony Trollope
  • That was when some podgy red-sealed blue-crossed letter arrived from Vailima, inviting me to journey thither.

    Margaret Ogilvy J. M. Barrie
  • Each in turn had kissed the podgy white hand of the King of France, who had been so benignant a host to them all.

    Petticoat Rule Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  • Celia had a sudden importunate vision of the old woman's fat, podgy hands loaded with brilliants.

    At the Villa Rose A. E. W. Mason
British Dictionary definitions for podgy


adjective podgier, podgiest
short and fat; chubby
Derived Forms
podgily, adverb
podginess, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for podgy

1846, later collateral form of pudgy (q.v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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