Adjective(1) short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature
(1) Vines with yawning purple flowers clung to the walls, and thick, stumpy trees guarded the back of the house.(2) There are filmy ferns, and more jagged ferns, ferns which look like moss, and the stumpy Mexican tree fern, Cybotium scheidei, which never grows very tall.(3) I'd pay to see that, though my legs were always too stumpy to make it up the Tower stairs.(4) Seabiscuit was a stumpy nag that looked set for the knackery until it was teamed with one-eyed jockey-cum-boxer Red Pollard.(5) I could start out by noting that the proportions of this outfit are totally, totally off: the long shirt/cuffed jeans/short boots makes her look outrageously stumpy .(6) But, to my surprise, there was my dog, wagging her stumpy little tail and walking over to greet me.(7) The hard, leathery tail is short, cylindrical, and stumpy and it is marked by a series of distinct rings.(8) These days Satch luxuriates in his own back garden and gets plenty of exercise when the babies chase him, trying to grab hold of his stumpy but ever-wagging tail.(9) His stumpy tail held aloft is unmistakable even in the dark.(10) Mascara is the great Houdini of the make-up world, transforming lashes from sparse and stumpy to luxurious and lovely.(11) His stumpy fingernails were painted with a shiny clear nail polish with sliver glitter in it├ö├ç┬¬(12) The scrawny, stumpy plants - in winter a mass of black aimless twigs with a few odd drops of white fiber still clinging to them - is hardly pure or virgin.(13) It is topped by a stumpy , Lego-like lighthouse where a keeper and his family lived until 1987, when they were replaced by a light bulb.(14) Two figures were silhouetted in the entrance, one short and stumpy , the other tall and lithe.(15) It certainly looks a lot smaller than the lofty Range Rover, but parked next to one its appearance is more stumpy than stunted.(16) Mrs. Bauer's stumpy frame is shaken by shuddering sobs and her little girl, hanging onto her skirt, looks up with a puckered face, ready to cry with her mother.
1. short ::
2. stubby ::
3. squat ::
4. stocky ::
5. chunky ::
Word Example from TV Shows
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Old STUMPY, here. Make sure
you get the stump in there.
Breaking Bad Season 2, Episode 1
If I hadn't told my brother Stumpy
not to clear the wood chipper by hand...
The Big Bang Theory Season 4, Episode 3
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