stumpy

[stˈʌmpɪ], [stˈʌmpɪ], [s_t_ˈʌ_m_p_ɪ]

Definitions of stumpy:

  1.   Money. " Forked out the stumpy."- Dickens. " Down with the stumpy."- Kingsley. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   Full of stumps; short and thick. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   Full of stumps; as, a stumpy field; colloquially, short and thick; as, stumpy fingers. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   Resembling a stump; stout and thick. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   Full of stumps; stubby. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for stumpy:

  1. But according to his grandfather's account, the murdered gamekeeper, on the contrary, was a broadly- built, stumpy man. ” – Harvest by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  2. “ " Try ag'in," coolly replied Stumpy – The Adventures of a Three-Guinea Watch by Talbot Baines Reed
  3. “ " 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
  4. Oh, Stumpy the great chamber is open, and it's full of gold and treasure! ” – The Pirate Woman by Aylward Edward Dingle
  5. “ 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
  6. 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
  7. The leader thereof is a stumpy but enormously important- looking private. ” – The First Hundred Thousand by Ian Hay
  8. 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
  9. “ " All our family have short, or stumpy tails. ” – Umboo, the Elephant by Howard R. Garis
  10. They were stumpy in stature, and ragged in form for want of cultivation, or perhaps of congenial soil. ” – Byeways in Palestine by James Finn

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