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1‘that skirt makes you look dumpy and middle-aged’
short, squat, stubby
plump, stout, chubby, chunky, portly, paunchy, corpulent, fat, bulky, broad, broad in the beam, well covered, well padded, well rounded
informal tubby, roly-poly, pudgy, porky
British informal podgy, fubsy
North American informal zaftig
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