clumpy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

clump +‎ -y

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

clumpy ‎(comparative clumpier, superlative clumpiest)

  1. Forming or tending to form clumps.
    • 1859, Charles Dickens, The Haunted House
      Then, I was sent to a great, cold, bare, school of big boys; where everything to eat and wear was thick and clumpy, without being enough []
  2. Resembling a clump.
  3. Clompy; with heavy footfalls.
    • 1920, Eleanor H. Porter, Mary Marie
      Certainly it's lots easier to be Mary in a brown serge and clumpy boots than it is in the soft, fluffy things Marie used to wear.