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I liked the pudginess of their noses, the shiny apple-glow of their cheeks.

He would have been characterized as the pudgy man; and even his pudginess was aggressive.

Goolsby's pudginess became more apparent and apparently more aggressive than ever when he seated himself near General Garwood.

WORD ORIGIN

also podgy, 1824, from colloquial pudge "anything short and thick" + -y (2). Perhaps related to pudsy "plump" (1754), possibly a diminutive of nursery word pud "hand, forepaw" (from 17c.). A connection with pudding also has been conjectured. In late 19c. often on lists of English local or dialectal words; sources also mention puddy, punchy, pluggy, pudget as relatives or variants. Related: Pudginess.

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