adjective, tubbier, tubbiest.
short and fat: a tubby child.
having a dull, thumping sound; lacking resonance.

1800–10; tub + -y1

tubbiness, noun
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tubby (ˈtʌbɪ)
adj , -bier, -biest
1.  plump
2.  shaped like a tub
3.  rare having little resonance

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Word Origin & History

"shaped like a tub, corpulent," 1835, from tub. The noun meaning "a fat person" is attested from 1891.
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Example sentences
The tubby are a health disaster and an aesthetic outrage to boot.
He's a compulsive eater, a round and tubby fellow who has profound self-belief.
In art it is an oversized violin with a tubby, whiskey-contralto voice.
After daily injections of a new hormone, however, the tubby rodents suddenly started consuming less food and burning more fat.
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