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(of a person or part of their body) rather fat; chubby.‘he put a podgy arm round Alan's shoulders’
chubby, plump, fat, fattish, stout, rotund, buxom, well upholstered, well covered, well padded, of ample proportions, ample, roly-poly, round, rounded, well rounded, full, chunky, broad in the beam, dumpy, portly, overweight, fleshy, paunchy, bulkytubby, pudgy, porky, blubbery, poddyfubsyzaftig, corn-fed, lard-assedpursy, abdominousView synonyms
- ‘She wrapped her arms around his neck, loving having his podgy arms around her.’
- ‘Once elevated, mobility is achieved via the royal point: a podgy arm waves towards her curiosity.’
- ‘It opened to reveal a large podgy lady with long brown hair, in a blue and yellow dress.’
- ‘The driver - a dark, podgy man with a thick Afro haircut - nodded and drove.’
- ‘He glared at the two of us, podgy arms folded and tucked into his leather apron.’
- ‘She's only about 4ft 10 in, but she has lovely legs in the portrait, although her hands are rather podgy - just as they are painted.’
- ‘I know what I am, I'm podgy, so why get insulted about it?’
- ‘This bag became our abiding memory of that game as it swooped over the podgy people below.’
- ‘But there is nothing like having a podgy, middle-class sociopath leave cycle-shaped bruises on your arms and legs to change your mind.’
- ‘This was swiftly slapped on to the front pages, accompanied by faintly pervy photos of podgy teenaged girls' bums in too-tight hipster jeans or wobbly thighs at the side of the school swimming pool.’
- ‘Last time I went there was April Fools' Day last year when it was practically deserted but for half a dozen podgy guys dancing on a smoky dance floor to So Macho.’
- ‘The man wasn't tall, quite the contrary, he was podgy with a round, smiling face.’
- ‘The podgy man scratched his beard, trying to make sense of her questions.’
- ‘Is it any wonder that there are podgy children, when the Government makes this one of its priorities?’
- ‘I'm suddenly overcome by a surge of unhappiness and slump down on the desk, resting on my bloated belly, burying my face in the comforting but annoyingly podgy darkness of my arms.’
- ‘She's married, a good mother, bit podgy, works hard, is a diligent and decent person.’
- ‘I had a short and successfully anonymous encounter with a podgy woman in spectacles.’
- ‘If anyone knows why podgy women wear tops and trousers that don't meet, and lardy men go around without shirts in public places, please let me know.’
- ‘Upon her first encounter, Eve, the narrator, meets Nikolas as a podgy fiftysomething, a ruined gigolo who has taken to conducting orchestras - badly.’
- ‘He was about 5ft 10 in, medium build and slightly podgy with a round face plus eyebrow and tongue piercings.’
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