stocky


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stock·y

 (stŏk′ē)
adj. stock·i·er, stock·i·est
1. Solidly built; sturdy.
2. Chubby; plump.

stock′i·ly adv.
stock′i·ness n.

stocky

(ˈstɒkɪ)
adj, stockier or stockiest
(usually of a person) thickset; sturdy
ˈstockily adv
ˈstockiness n

stock•y

(ˈstɒk i)

adj. stock•i•er, stock•i•est.
1. of sturdy form or build and, usu., short; thickset.
2. having a strong, stout stem, as a plant.
[1350–1400]
stock′i•ly, adv.
stock′i•ness, n.

stocky

- A derivative of stock, which first meant "trunk, block of wood," in Old English.
See also related terms for trunk.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.stocky - having a short and solid form or stature; "a wrestler of compact build"; "he was tall and heavyset"; "stocky legs"; "a thickset young man"
short, little - low in stature; not tall; "he was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"; "a little man"

stocky

adjective thickset, solid, sturdy, chunky, stubby, dumpy, stumpy, mesomorphic She had been quite a stocky girl.

stocky

adjective
Short, heavy, and solidly built:
Translations
رَبْع القامَه، مَرْبوع، قَصير وَسَمين
sporý
tætbygget
samanrekinn
kresnai
druknsplecīgs

stocky

[ˈstɒkɪ] ADJ (stockier (compar) (stockiest (superl))) → fornido

stocky

[ˈstɒki] adj [person, build, figure] → trapu(e), râblé(e)

stocky

adj (+er)stämmig

stocky

[ˈstɒkɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → tarchiato/a, tozzo/a

stocky

(ˈstoki) adjective
(of a person etc) short, often rather stout and usually strong. a stocky little boy.
ˈstockily adverb
ˈstockiness noun

stocky

a. robusto-a.

stocky

adj robusto, fornido
References in classic literature ?
There must have been a hundred of them--short, stocky men, with great beards that covered their faces and fell upon their hairy breasts.
Seizing the stocky, stunted body in his mighty hands Tarzan raised the creature high above his head, hurling him at his fellows who were now gathered ready to bear down upon their erstwhile captive.
There was the same short, stocky trunk upon which rested an enormous head habitually bent forward into the same curvature as the back, the arms shorter than the legs, and the lower leg considerably shorter than that of modern man, the knees bent forward and never straightened.
They were small, stocky horses, but the telltale saddle galls proclaimed their calling.
A STOCKY man is targeting elderly people in the Normanby area.
POLICE are hunting a "stocky" flasher who exposed himself near the River Tyne.
The first male is described as white and of stocky build, wearing a black hat.
They believe the short, stocky man is a teenager and one of a gang of three young men caught on CCTV a minute before the 29-year-old journalist was shot during riots in Derry.
Although, the leaves are a little stubbier than you'd expect from a willow - they are usually slimmer - and the trunk is very stocky for a 12-year-old.
One was around 5ft 10in tall, of stocky build and wearing a black Adidas tracksuit.
The first offender is described as 5ft 10in of medium to stocky build, wearing a black cap, grey scarf which covered his face, grey tracksuit top with two blue hoops, black tracksuit bottoms and trainers.
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