• WordNet 3.6
    • adj tubby short and plump
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Tubby Resembling a tub; specifically sounding dull and without resonance, like a tub; wanting elasticity or freedom of sound; as, a tubby violin.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • tubby Tubshaped; round like a tub or barrel.
    • tubby Having a sound like that of an empty tub when struck; sounding dull and without resonance: applied to stringed musical instruments.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Tubby sounding like an empty tub: dull: wanting elasticity of sound: round like a tub
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  • Sir P(elham) G(renville) Wodehouse
    Sir P(elham) G(renville) Wodehouse
    “He was a tubby little chap who looked as if he had been poured into his clothes and had forgotten to say when!”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low Ger. tubbe; Dut. tobbe.


In literature:

We never said you were tubby, but the Editor does not know any cure.
"The Story of the Treasure Seekers" by E. Nesbit
That even fat Tubby could out-distance me upon them saddened my life for months.
"Paul Kelver" by Jerome Klapka, AKA Jerome K. Jerome
Braddock was no fool, and could not help casting a glance at his tubby figure, which was reflected in a near mirror.
"The Green Mummy" by Fergus Hume
His'll fit you like the paper on the wall, because he's a tubby little blighter, too.
"Indiscretions of Archie" by P. G. Wodehouse
The other members of the cercle were also mostly short, tubby, black-bearded, and olive-complexioned.
"The Days Before Yesterday" by Lord Frederick Hamilton
Tubby is an old friend of Henfrey's.
"Mademoiselle of Monte Carlo" by William Le Queux
After they had awakened Tubby and urged him into something resembling a trot they got into Cheslow proper by degrees.
"Ruth Fielding of the Red Mill" by Alice B. Emerson
The one was a tubby little man with short bristly grey hair and a short bristly grey moustache to match.
"The Yellow Streak" by Valentine Williams
Going to bring Tubby?
"The Boy Scouts of the Eagle Patrol" by Howard Payson
Never, Tubby, my dear boy.
"The Rover Boys In The Mountains" by Arthur M. Winfield

In news:

Minnesota coach Tubby Smith says he isn't concerned about the effect of athletics director Joel Maturi's retirement on his job status.
Tubby points to poise.
Tubby bandit robs Redmond bank.
The Gopher men's basketball team and head coach Tubby Smith received their first commitment for the 2012 recruiting class.
Rumors irk Tubby , but he'd still listen.
Tubby Smith Says He'll Stay With Gophers.
Gopher men's basketball head coach Tubby Smith says he plans to stay at the University of Minnesota and is working on a contract extension with Athletic Director Joel Maturi.
Reports had indicated that Tubby Smith was set to replace John Pelphrey at the University of Arkansas.
" Tubby " Weirich, 81, formerly of Walnut Street, Kane, died on her birthday Thursday morning, Nov 11, 2010 at The Lutheran Home at Kane.
Tubby Smith's Wife to be Replaced on Horse Racing Board.
Conditions at Lexington, Blue Grass Airport, KY. Jimmy Williams has handed former UK coach Tubby Smith one of the most difficult losses of his career.
He was a tubby tough guy with a pug of a mug, as unlikely a big-screen star or a romantic lead as could be imagined.
Several members of the University of Kentucky's Board of Trustees expressed reluctance Tuesday to wade into any decision about the future of head basketball coach Tubby Smith.
The staff continuity that has marked Tubby Smith's five years as head coach at Minnesota could be coming to an end.
Tubby points to poise .