Dumpy appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):
- Dumpy kibitzer jingles as exchequer overflows. (40 letters)
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Definition of the adjective dumpy
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Dumpy is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.
adjective - degrees: more dumpy / dumpier | most dumpy / dumpiest
- resembling a garbage dump
- lexical domain: Relational Adjectives (pertainyms)
- short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature
- short and plump
Alternative definition of the adjective dumpy
- short and thick; stout or stocky
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for dumpy
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by Hensleigh Wedgwood (M.A.)
Dumpy. — Dumpling. Dubby, dumpy, short and thick. — Hal. Prov. Dan. dubbet, s. s. Humpty-dumpty, a short, thick person. From dab, dab, a blow ; dab, a small lump. We have bump, dump (with the equivalent thump), hump, lump, bunch, ...
by John M. Lackie
dumpy (1) A very large extracellular protein (2.5 MDa) required to maintain tension at epidermalcuticle attachment sites in Drosophila. It has 308 EGF modules, interspersed with DPY ...
by John S. Scott
A dumpy level or similar instrument with a telescope and bubble tube which enable the surveyor to take level sights over considerable distances ...
by Henry J. Cowan, Peter R. Smith, W. K. Chow
Sights are taken through a DUMPY LEVEL on a graduated staff placed vertically on the ground at various points where levels are required. The differences between the graduations on the staff, as seen through the telescope, equal the ...
An English-Irish Dictionary (1855)
by Daniel Foley
Dumpy, edf. выдрав, búbuè, 111101., 1:0 1p.
by Michael Proudfoot, A.R. Lacey
In the midtwentieth century, Austin claimedthat aesthetics hadbecome too preoccupied with beautyand shouldpay attention instead to such conceptsasthe daintyand the dumpy. Although aesthetics has, indeed, subsequently studied awhole ...
by Joseph Wright
A short, dumpy person ; a determined little fellow ; also a stupid animal or person ; a rascal. Per.
Being the Complete Vocabulary of All Dialect Words Still in Use, Or Known to Have Been in Use During the Last Two Hundred Years by Joseph Wright
A short, dumpy person; a determined little fellow; also a stupid animal or person ; a rascal .
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- Dumpy horse
Bronze plaque attached to statue reads; Caballo
This statue is displayed at Barcelona airport, Spain.
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- Ford in a dumpy yard
Always sorry to see so many yards in this town full of junk. Seems to be a part of the heritage of the area. But sometimes there is interesting junk.
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- Dumpy Pale Gull
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- Dumpy Frog
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Scrabble value of D2U1M3P3Y4
The value of this 5-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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