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“Fubsy” [adj.] British Dialect

1. Short and stout

Origins: Fubsy is formed on the basis of fubs or fub, used as a term of endearment meaning “chubby person”. It entered English in the late 1700’s

Usage:  ‘ “Four, sir? Four? My word he was profligate!” The fubsy old fellow vowed, scratching his scal under his wig with a pencil stub.’ — from Dewey Lambdin, King, Ship and Sword: An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure, 2010

 

 

— Courtesy of Dictionary.com

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