Definition of Thumby

1. Noun. (slang) A little thumb; diminutive term for thumb ¹



2. Adjective. dirtied by thumb marks ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Thumby

1. awkward [adj THUMBIER, THUMBIEST] - See also: awkward

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thumby

thumbsketch
thumbsketches
thumbstall
thumbstick
thumbsticks
thumbstroke
thumbstrokes
thumbsucker
thumbsuckers
thumbtack
thumbtacked
thumbtacking
thumbtacks
thumbwheel
thumbwheels
thumby (current term)
thump
thump-thump
thump-thumps
thump out
thumped
thumper
thumpers
thumping
thumpingly
thumpings
thumpity
thumps
thumpy
thumri

Literary usage of Thumby

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1. The Antiquary (1871)
"There are some who fix the date of the thumby stones earlier than this, but great care must be taken not to be too sanguine of their Saxon origin. ..."

2. The Gentleman's Magazine (1825)
"... Whatton the younger as his son, intending he should have inherited, had he returned from abroad, the whole of his properly at thumby and elsewhere. ..."

3. The Port Folio by Joseph Dennie, Asbury Dickins (1823)
"My friend inquires:- Two candles, and the best of fires — A pleasant game at double dummy, With cards not new, nor yet too thumby; Spicy the points — a ..."

4. The Law Reports by Great Britain Court of Chancery, George Wirgman Hemming (1875)
"... his executors might have lawfully sold the annuities, such inten- 1875 tion would, if they had done so, been defeated. thumby It ..."

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