Definition of "stodgy" [stodg•y]

  • Dull, unimaginative, and commonplace. (adjective)
  • Prim or pompous; stuffy: "Why is the middle-class so stodgy—so utterly without a sense of humor!” ( Katherine Mansfield). See Synonyms at dull. (adjective)
  • Indigestible and starchy; heavy: stodgy food. (adjective)
  • Solidly built; stocky. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stodgy" in a sentence
  • ""You can find great opportunities in stodgy old-fashioned blue-chip stocks.""
  • "But now, fully entrenched in stodgy-hearted adulthood, I'm more inclined toward The Power of More-Than-One, especially when the goal is to make a significant difference."
  • "It is a known quantity, even if it was known as a stodgy company for a while."