Definition of dumpy:
seedy, dilapidated, thickset, lowset, run-down, neglected, tacky, chubby, beat-up, stumpy, sleazy, stocky, buxom, low-set, scruffy, underslung, stout, chunky, ratty, big, podgy, roly-poly, moth-eaten, tatty, tumbledown, thick, miserable, heavyset, obese, stubby, down-at-the-heels, pudgy, tatterdemalion, plump, blocky, short, stodgy, grungy, fat, bombed-out, squatty, dog-eared, mean, ample, overweight, threadbare, mangy, squat, scrubby, compact, timeworn, lumpy, tubby.
It has lain, in lavender as it were, in the dumpy note book, waiting for a publisher to ride that way and rescue it; and here he is at last, not a bit afraid that to this age it may appear " Victorian."- "The Young Visiters or, Mr. Salteena's Plan", Daisy Ashford.
- "The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete", George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009.
- "Red Money", Fergus Hume.