Definition of stubby in US English:

stubby

adjective

  • Short and thick.

    ‘Bloom pointed with a stubby finger’
    • ‘Let's face it, spaghetti toes with meatball endings are a little goofy looking to most of us, as are short, stubby piggies.’
    • ‘The MechDoc was a big, hulking machine with wheels and three short, stubby legs.’
    • ‘If only she had been born with normal feet instead of these short stubby things with odd toes.’
    • ‘Each beast had two short, stubby forelimbs and two powerful, three toed hind legs.’
    • ‘There were also two short, stubby antennae on the creatures' heads.’
    • ‘He scratched his light brown hair with his short stubby fingers; he has a problem with biting his nails.’
    • ‘Mr. Pool was a short, stubby man who was always dressed with style.’
    • ‘His short stubby fingers clutched a brown clipboard as he waited for her reply.’
    • ‘The cells also have rare short and stubby microvilli.’
    • ‘He stepped in, greeted by a short, stubby man who quickly tried to take him around the store and sell him something.’
    • ‘It clawed, pecked and fluttered its short, stubby wings as it thrashed about to get free.’
    • ‘There was Coach Murray, a short, stubby woman with a blonde pixie cut and a dimpled smile.’
    • ‘The stoutly man folded his thick stubby fingers over his round belly and nodded silently then replied.’
    • ‘She was very small, with short, stubby fingers and almost-chubby hands.’
    • ‘I have fairly large hands, but with short stubby fingers just long enough to be able to use a semiauto of this size.’
    • ‘I wanted more of that sensation, and made my demand known by punching at the air with clawless fists atop short, stubby arms.’
    • ‘Crested Auklets have short stubby bodies with relatively long slender wings.’
    • ‘Short, stubby fingers alone can't account for Galen's broaching the second knuckle.’
    • ‘They are fitted with two or three sets of small treble hooks and a short, stubby plastic lip.’
    • ‘There was a ton of brush and short stubby sticks in the remote area, but nothing larger.’
    dumpy, stocky, chunky, chubby, thickset, sturdy, heavyset, squat, solid
    short, stumpy, small, little
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Pronunciation

stubby

/ˈstəbē//ˈstəbi/