Pronunciation: (stoj'ē), [key]
—adj., stodg•i•er, stodg•i•est.
1. heavy, dull, or uninteresting; tediously commonplace; boring: a stodgy Victorian novel.
2. of a thick, semisolid consistency; heavy, as food.
3. stocky; thick-set.
4. old-fashioned; unduly formal and traditional: a stodgy old gentleman.
5. dull; graceless; inelegant: a stodgy business suit.
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