Definition of pudge in English:



mass nouninformalNorth American
  • Fat on a person's body.

    ‘hillocks of muscle have become hummocks of pudge’
    • ‘Take an opportunity to lose some of that winter hibernation-induced pudge around your middle and come out to a series of nutritional seminars being held at the PAC this weekend.’
    • ‘More pudge around the waist and face than any nearby whale.’
    • ‘I'm not sure what's brought this about; I guess just incontrovertible evidence that someone find me attractive, regardless of the extra pudge on my stomach or the extra inches on my hips or thighs.’
    • ‘If I don't work out, I turn into a puddle of unsightly pudge.’
    • ‘At this point, no matter how strict you are with your calories, no matter how much you work out, the pudge won't budge.’


Early 19th century (denoting a fat person): of unknown origin; compare with podge.