One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a small stubby man with glasses’
dumpy, stocky, chunky, chubby, thickset, sturdy, heavyset, squat, solid
short, stumpy, dwarfish, diminutive, undersized
NZ Australian nuggety
British informal fubsy
technical mesomorphic, pyknic
2‘a stubby pencil’
short, stumpy, small, little
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