short, thickset; stumpy; podgy, pudgy ...1747 rare
a 'puddock', a frog ...1796 Sc.
possibly from pud (n.) + -y
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1747 - see EXAMPLE below
"...Their friends..express their obligations to me, particularly..the
young one's puddy wife..."
From: Horace Mann Letters 10 Jan. in Horatio Walpole's Correspondence