tubby

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From tub +‎ -y. False cognate with chubby, even though they are often interchangeable.

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Adjective[edit]

tubby (comparative tubbier, superlative tubbiest)

  1. stout, rotund
  2. Resembling a tub; sounding dull and without resonance or freedom of sound.
    a tubby violin

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Noun[edit]

tubby (plural tubbies)

  1. (pejorative, slang, often used teasingly) An overweight person.

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