pudgy

To be pudgy is to be chubby and short. Baby piglets are sometimes pudgy, but not the runts. Pudgy can describe body parts, too, like a baby’s pudgy cheeks.

When you're pudgy, you're a little overweight and short. Many children are pudgy, though they usually outgrow the baby fat. Being pudgy is often associated with being cute. For example, bulldogs and pugs are pudgy dogs — they have squat, round bodies that are adorable.

Definitions of pudgy
  1. adjective
    short and plump
    synonyms: dumpy, podgy, roly-poly, tubby
    fat
    having an (over)abundance of flesh
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