pyknic


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pyk·nic

 (pĭk′nĭk)
adj.
Having a short stocky physique.

[From Greek puknos, compact.]

pyk′nic n.

pyknic

(ˈpɪknɪk)
adj
(Anthropology & Ethnology) (of a physical type) characterized by a broad squat fleshy physique with a large chest and abdomen
[C20: from Greek puknos thick]

pyk•nic

(ˈpɪk nɪk)

adj.
1. (of a physical type) having a fat, rounded build or body structure.
n.
2. a person of the pyknic type.
[1920–25; < Greek pykn(ós) thick + -ic]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pyknic - having a squat and fleshy build; "a pyknic practical joke"
fat - having an (over)abundance of flesh; "he hadn't remembered how fat she was"
Translations
pyknikko
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