Definition of podgy in US English:

podgy

adjective

British
informal
  • (of a person or part of their body) somewhat fat; chubby.

    • ‘The driver - a dark, podgy man with a thick Afro haircut - nodded and drove.’
    • ‘The podgy man scratched his beard, trying to make sense of her questions.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Is it any wonder that there are podgy children, when the Government makes this one of its priorities?’
    • ‘But there is nothing like having a podgy, middle-class sociopath leave cycle-shaped bruises on your arms and legs to change your mind.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He glared at the two of us, podgy arms folded and tucked into his leather apron.’
    • ‘Once elevated, mobility is achieved via the royal point: a podgy arm waves towards her curiosity.’
    • ‘I had a short and successfully anonymous encounter with a podgy woman in spectacles.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Upon her first encounter, Eve, the narrator, meets Nikolas as a podgy fiftysomething, a ruined gigolo who has taken to conducting orchestras - badly.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She wrapped her arms around his neck, loving having his podgy arms around her.’
    • ‘She's married, a good mother, bit podgy, works hard, is a diligent and decent person.’
    • ‘He was about 5ft 10 in, medium build and slightly podgy with a round face plus eyebrow and tongue piercings.’
    • ‘It opened to reveal a large podgy lady with long brown hair, in a blue and yellow dress.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    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, bulky
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Pronunciation

podgy

/ˈpäjē//ˈpɑdʒi/