Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “stodgy”

See all translations

stodgy

adjective uk   /ˈstɒdʒ.i/ us    /ˈstɑː.dʒi/ UK informal disapproving

stodgy adjective (FOOD)

Stodgy food is heavy and unhealthy, sometimes in an unpleasant way: I've been eating too many stodgy puddings.

stodgy adjective (BORING)

boring, serious, and formal: Neither company has succeeded in shedding its stodgy image. Younger consumers, it is said, regard their products as stodgy and unfashionable.
stodginess
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Translations of “stodgy”
in Chinese (Traditional) 食物, 令人易飽的, 高澱粉的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 食物, 让人易饱的, 高淀粉的…
(Definition of stodgy from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of stodgy?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “stodgy” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

be as cold as ice

to be extremely cold

Word of the Day

Let’s celebrate! (words and phrases for parties)

by Kate Woodford,
December 17, 2014
​​​ With Christmas and New Year almost upon us, we thought it a good time to look at the language of parties and celebrations. First, let’s start with the word ‘party’ itself. To have or throw a party or, less commonly, to give a party is to arrange a party: We’re having a

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More