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stubby

[stuhb-ee] /ˈstʌb i/
adjective, stubbier, stubbiest.
1.
of the nature of or resembling a stub.
2.
short and thick or broad; thick-set or squat:
stubby fingers.
3.
consisting of or abounding in stubs.
4.
bristly, as the hair or beard.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; stub1 + -y1
Related forms
stubbily, adverb
stubbiness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for stubbily

stubby

/ˈstʌbɪ/
adjective -bier, -biest
1.
short and broad; stumpy or thickset
2.
bristling and stiff
noun
3.
(Austral, slang) Also called stubbie. a small bottle of beer
Derived Forms
stubbily, adverb
stubbiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for stubbily

stubby

adj.

"short and thick," 1570s, from stub + -y (2); of persons, from 1831.

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