stodge

stodge
stodge NOUN informal, chiefly Brit. 1) food that is heavy, filling, and high in carbohydrates. 2) dull and uninspired material or work.
DERIVATIVES stodginess noun stodgy adjective.
ORIGIN originally a verb in the sense «stuff to stretching point»: suggested by STUFF(Cf. ↑stuff) and PODGE(Cf. ↑P).

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