Definitions of stumpy

  1.   Full of stumps; hard; strong.
  2.   Short and thick; stubby.
  3.   short and thick; as e. g. having short legs and heavy musculature; " some people seem born to be square and chunky"; " a dumpy little dumpling of a woman"; " dachshunds are long lowset dogs with drooping ears"; " a little church with a squat tower"; " a squatty red smokestack"; " a stumpy ungainly figure"
  4.   Money. " Forked out the stumpy."- Dickens. " Down with the stumpy."- Kingsley.
  5.   Full of stumps; short and thick.
  6.   Full of stumps; stubby.
  7.   Full of stumps; as, a stumpy field; colloquially, short and thick; as, stumpy fingers.
  8.   Resembling a stump; stout and thick.

Usage examples for stumpy

  1. They were stumpy in stature, and ragged in form for want of cultivation, or perhaps of congenial soil. ” – Byeways in Palestine by James Finn
  2. But according to his grandfather's account, the murdered gamekeeper, on the contrary, was a broadly- built, stumpy man. ” – Harvest by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  3. “ " Long Jack" and " Stumpy Bill" became " John Long" and " William Short". ” – Saltbush Bill, J.P., and Other Verses by A. B. Paterson
  4. The leader thereof is a stumpy but enormously important- looking private. ” – The First Hundred Thousand by Ian Hay
  5. “ Mrs. Lovenant- Smith's face was wrinkled like a dried apple, and the hand, though beautifully kept, was wrinkled too, and had, moreover, rather stumpy nails. ” – The Story of Louie by Oliver Onions
  6. It had a stumpy pointed tail. ” – On the Banks of the Amazon by W.H.G. Kingston
  7. And then, when she needed help most- on the day before the wedding- Stumpy saved her- and the quiet flame of his eyes was more than the brute power of his brother. ” – The Lamp in the Desert by Ethel M. Dell
  8. “ " I asked you before he signed on with me," said the captain, pointing a stumpy forefinger at him. ” – Dialstone Lane, Part 1. by W.W. Jacobs
  9. “ " Babe," a direct contrast to his brother, being thick- necked, stumpy and dark, had not failed to garner his share of the rich harvest. ” – The Plow-Woman by Eleanor Gates
  10. Fox wagged his stumpy tail and looked up with knowing eyes. ” – The Mysterious Rider by Zane Grey
  11. “ " See, Hoodie," cried Duke in delight, holding up his stumpy little forefinger, on which birdie was contentedly perched. ” – Hoodie by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
  12. “ A hundred and fifty yards of green grass, with the skeleton that was once some old hay wagon up- ended in the middle of it, and sky- blue water showing through the grass blades in the depressions; a brown mud wall straggling along the other side of the green- more or less parallel to your breastwork, with white sandbags crowning it like an irregular coping; the inevitable stumpy stakes and masses of rusted barbed wire in front. ” – Letters from France by C. E. W. Bean
  13. “ " Try ag'in," coolly replied Stumpy – The Adventures of a Three-Guinea Watch by Talbot Baines Reed
  14. The same may be said of the different Cryptocephali, who all have stumpy limbs. ” – The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles by Jean Henri Fabre
  15. “ " I have had seven days of it, though," he thought; " and that will be enough to pay for the desk, the dinner, and the glasses, and make all right with Stumpy and Rowdy." ” – A Little Dinner at Timmins's by William Makepeace Thackeray
  16. “ " Tommy," said stumpy little Sammy Bantam, " it's a good thing you didn't live in Egypt, Tommy, in the days of Joseph." ” – Queer Stories for Boys and Girls by Edward Eggleston
  17. The apse opened into a large porch, with three steps in front, on the arms of the cross, which were prolonged into a kind of vestibule serving at once as nave and side aisles to this stumpy church. ” – En Route by J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
  18. Oh, Stumpy the great chamber is open, and it's full of gold and treasure! ” – The Pirate Woman by Aylward Edward Dingle
  19. “ " All our family have short, or stumpy tails. ” – Umboo, the Elephant by Howard R. Garis