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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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Examples from the web for stubby
  • And the fingers were short, stubby, and lacked sharp claws.
  • All flies sport short, stubby antennae, while the antennae of bees are notably long and slender.
  • Use a short, stubby pole with a strong line with a sinker to get your bait near the bottom.
  • Bumble bee body weights are simply too great for the limited lift provided by their stubby little wings.
  • It's a cute, stubby shortie that glides down after the rear window lifts up.
  • Paleontologists today unveiled a sauropod dinosaur with a stubby neck.
  • The humble wiener dog's stubby little legs hold a clue to both human dwarfism and evolution as a whole, a new study says.
  • Both cats have fluffy, furry faces and stubby tails.
  • But stubby though it may be, the human tongue is a remarkably versatile organ.
  • Optimistic drivers of the past imagined a future in which the stubby tail fins of their cars morphed into broad wings.
British Dictionary definitions for stubby

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 stubby
adj.

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

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