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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dumpy  \Dump"y\,  a.  [Compar.  {Dumpier};  superl.  {Dumpiest}.]  [ 
  1.  From  {Dump}  a  short  ill-shapen  piece. 
 
  2.  From  {Dump}  sadness.] 
 
  1.  Short  and  thick;  of  low  stature  and  disproportionately 
  stout. 
 
  2.  Sullen  or  discontented.  [Prov.  Eng.]  --Halliwell. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dumpy 
  adj  1:  short  and  thick;  as  e.g.  having  short  legs  and  heavy 
  musculature;  "some  people  seem  born  to  be  square  and 
  chunky";  "a  dumpy  little  dumpling  of  a  woman"; 
  "dachshunds  are  long  lowset  dogs  with  drooping  ears"; 
  "a  little  church  with  a  squat  tower";  "a  squatty  red 
  smokestack";  "a  stumpy  ungainly  figure"  [syn:  {chunky}, 
  {low-set},  {squat},  {squatty},  {stumpy}] 
  2:  short  and  fat  [syn:  {podgy},  {pudgy},  {tubby}] 




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