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English definition of “podgy”


adjective     /ˈpɒdʒ.i/ US  /ˈpɑː.dʒi/ UK informal (mainly US pudgy) disapproving
slightly fat: a podgy face pudgy fingersFat or well-built podginess   /-nəs/ noun [U] UK (mainly US pudginess) informal
(Definition of podgy adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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