Tubby vs Bulky - What's the difference?

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Tubby is a related term of bulky.


As adjectives the difference between tubby and bulky

is that tubby is stout, rotund while bulky is being large in size, mass, or volume.

As a noun tubby

is (pejorative|slang|often used teasingly) an overweight person.

tubby

English

Adjective

(er)
  • stout, rotund
  • Resembling a tub; sounding dull and without resonance or freedom of sound.
  • a tubby violin

    Derived terms

    * tubbiness

    Noun

    (tubbies)
  • (pejorative, slang, often used teasingly) An overweight person.
  • Derived terms

    * Teletubby

    bulky

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Being large in size, mass, or volume.
  • Unwieldy
  • (bodybuilding) Having excess body mass, especially muscle.