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dump·y / ˈdəmpē/ • adj. (dump·i·er , dump·i·est ) 1. (of a person) short and stout: her plain, dumpy sister. 2. (of a room or building) ugly, dirty, and run-down: a dumpy little diner with a closed sign hanging in the window. DERIVATIVES: dump·i·ly / -pəlē/ adv. dump·i·ness n.

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