In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1rechoncho informalregordete informal
- A tubby girl with short blonde hair sat in a seat far in the back.
- The tubby volunteers will eat low-calorie food prepared by a celebrity chef, work out three times a day, and try to avoid the ‘temptation fridge’ containing all their favourite fattening snacks.
- The other was short and tubby with curly black hair and brown skin.
- At first we didn't have a lot in common: he's a middle aged east African Asian with a knowing smile, while I'm a tubby ham-fisted writer without much sense of the world.
- The door was opened by a short tubby girl with spectacles.
- Since his medication seems to have made him less energetic and incredibly gluttonous, he's getting rather tubby now.
- The match pitted a tubby American bloke against a skinny British bloke, both of whom seemed to take an eternity to compose themselves before each shot.
- We paused to scrutinise tree tops for the green, blue and yellow birds, and were rewarded by several pairs of the tubby ungainly fowl.
- I cannot imagine any other country believing that the image it wants to present in the 21st century is of tubby politicians in national costume.
- The defiant stare, too, would have made a subtle effect, emphasised by the averted, pixellated face of the tubby, shorter guard.
- On the other hand, this will not be a great night for couture designers; Jack is a driven character, but also short, tubby and bedraggled, heedless of fashion's demands.
- His accomplice is white, 5ft 11 in, tubby or of large build, but not as big as the first suspect.
- Hummingbirds and little tubby warblers darted among the trees.
- Whereas Costello was short and tubby, Woodley was tall and stick thin, but he was nonetheless hilariously adept at comedic facial expressions and body language.
- The teacher was a short tubby lady with wiry brown hair that was constantly in her face.
- A short, tubby man with wire rimmed glasses came waddling out, a fourth grader I recognized from school in front of him.
- Even as the tubby principal shouted, doors smacked against the walls and a horde of young teenagers filled the immediate area.
- The tubby pooch is helping launch a week-long scheme offering free health checks to pets - particularly those battling with obesity.
- Right as I was thinking that the door swung open and a small tubby woman came speeding through and sat down on the chair at the other side of the desk.
- Of his accomplices, one was about 6ft tall and tubby, and wore shorts, a red checked shirt and sandals.
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