One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounmass nounNorth American
Fat on a person's body.‘hillocks of muscle have become hummocks of pudge’
- ‘Take an opportunity to lose some of that winter hibernation-induced pudge around your middle and come out to a series of nutritional seminars being held at the PAC this weekend.’
- ‘At this point, no matter how strict you are with your calories, no matter how much you work out, the pudge won't budge.’
- ‘I'm not sure what's brought this about; I guess just incontrovertible evidence that someone find me attractive, regardless of the extra pudge on my stomach or the extra inches on my hips or thighs.’
- ‘More pudge around the waist and face than any nearby whale.’
- ‘If I don't work out, I turn into a puddle of unsightly pudge.’
Early 19th century (denoting a fat person): of unknown origin; compare with podge.
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