Meaning of stubby in English:


Pronunciation /ˈstʌbi/

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adjectiveadjective stubbier, adjective stubbiest

  • Short and thick.

    ‘Bob pointed with a stubby finger’
    • ‘She was very small, with short, stubby fingers and almost-chubby hands.’
    • ‘I have fairly large hands, but with short stubby fingers just long enough to be able to use a semiauto of this size.’
    • ‘Short, stubby fingers alone can't account for Galen's broaching the second knuckle.’
    • ‘He scratched his light brown hair with his short stubby fingers; he has a problem with biting his nails.’
    • ‘The stoutly man folded his thick stubby fingers over his round belly and nodded silently then replied.’
    • ‘His short stubby fingers clutched a brown clipboard as he waited for her reply.’
    • ‘The cells also have rare short and stubby microvilli.’
    • ‘Let's face it, spaghetti toes with meatball endings are a little goofy looking to most of us, as are short, stubby piggies.’
    • ‘There were also two short, stubby antennae on the creatures' heads.’
    • ‘I wanted more of that sensation, and made my demand known by punching at the air with clawless fists atop short, stubby arms.’
    • ‘Mr. Pool was a short, stubby man who was always dressed with style.’
    • ‘He stepped in, greeted by a short, stubby man who quickly tried to take him around the store and sell him something.’
    • ‘The MechDoc was a big, hulking machine with wheels and three short, stubby legs.’
    • ‘Crested Auklets have short stubby bodies with relatively long slender wings.’
    • ‘Each beast had two short, stubby forelimbs and two powerful, three toed hind legs.’
    • ‘It clawed, pecked and fluttered its short, stubby wings as it thrashed about to get free.’
    • ‘There was Coach Murray, a short, stubby woman with a blonde pixie cut and a dimpled smile.’
    • ‘They are fitted with two or three sets of small treble hooks and a short, stubby plastic lip.’
    • ‘If only she had been born with normal feet instead of these short stubby things with odd toes.’
    • ‘There was a ton of brush and short stubby sticks in the remote area, but nothing larger.’
    dumpy, stocky, chunky, chubby, thickset, sturdy, heavyset, squat, solid
    short, stumpy, small, little
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nounplural noun stubbies

Australian, New Zealand
  • 1 informal A squat bottle of beer typically holding 375 cl.

    • ‘Sunday's lazy morning was given a go-by as the guests gathered, many of them caressing the beer stubbies.’
    • ‘They were out of stubbies, so I substituted with beer on tap.’
    • ‘Although the sounds were soothing, I felt a bit crook having mixed too many stubbies with the spaghetti matriciana I had for tea.’
    • ‘But she's on her teaching round and wasn't drinking, and I could only drink two stubbies by myself without feeling like a drunken loser.’
    • ‘Then a minute later someone told me that stubbies were only $2!’
  • 2Stubbies Trademark A pair of men's brief shorts.

    ‘As someone happiest in a pair of Stubbies from the local menswear store, we don't understand the fashion palaver.’
    • ‘He dresses badly - stubbies, thongs - has a beer gut, missing teeth, missing hair.’
    • ‘When I came to Darwin, you had a slab over your shoulder, you wore black stubbies, thongs and blue t-shirt, or singlet.’
    • ‘But we used to sit all day Saturday and Sundays - in our stubbies and singlets, would you believe.’
    • ‘They're not hard to spot; many of them dressed in stubbies and shearer's singlets, with long beards most bikies would envy.’


    a stubby short of a sixpack
    Australian informal
    • (of a person) stupid or slightly mad.

      • ‘he's a stubby short of a six pack but a real good bloke’
      • ‘He, of course, was his usual stubby short of a six-pack, only failing to let a try in through the referee's whistle.’
      • ‘I'm sure there are some that will think I'm a stubby short of a six pack by printing this, but I can't help what I believe.’
      • ‘You'd have to be a stubby short of a six pack to miss the show this weekend!’
      • ‘That Rooke woman's a stubby short of a six-pack.’
      • ‘I'll be the first to admit that there are few Aussies that are a stubby short of a six pack.’