Definition of physique in English:


Syllabification: phy·sique
Pronunciation: /fiˈzēk


  • The form, size, and development of a person’s body: a sturdy, muscular physique they were much alike in physique
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    • The men are nearly identical in height and size and possess strong, muscular physiques.
    • Of course, we know there is also a lot of expert evidence about average bodies and average physiques and techniques and the like, but there are weights.
    • Had his career unfolded more smoothly he may not have developed the physique which will muscle him into Vogts' squad.
    body, build, figure, frame, anatomy, shape, form, proportions; muscles, musculature
    informal vital statistics, bod


early 19th century: from French, literally 'physical' (used as a noun).

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