Definition of podgy in English:

podgy

adjective

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

    • ‘He was about 5ft 10 in, medium build and slightly podgy with a round face plus eyebrow and tongue piercings.’
    • ‘Is it any wonder that there are podgy children, when the Government makes this one of its priorities?’
    • ‘It opened to reveal a large podgy lady with long brown hair, in a blue and yellow dress.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She's married, a good mother, bit podgy, works hard, is a diligent and decent person.’
    • ‘But there is nothing like having a podgy, middle-class sociopath leave cycle-shaped bruises on your arms and legs to change your mind.’
    • ‘She wrapped her arms around his neck, loving having his podgy arms around her.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The podgy man scratched his beard, trying to make sense of her questions.’
    • ‘The driver - a dark, podgy man with a thick Afro haircut - nodded and drove.’
    • ‘Once elevated, mobility is achieved via the royal point: a podgy arm waves towards her curiosity.’
    • ‘This bag became our abiding memory of that game as it swooped over the podgy people below.’
    • ‘He glared at the two of us, podgy arms folded and tucked into his leather apron.’
    • ‘Upon her first encounter, Eve, the narrator, meets Nikolas as a podgy fiftysomething, a ruined gigolo who has taken to conducting orchestras - badly.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The man wasn't tall, quite the contrary, he was podgy with a round, smiling face.’
    • ‘I know what I am, I'm podgy, so why get insulted about it?’
    • ‘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/