Definition of stocky in English:

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stocky

Pronunciation: /ˈstäkē/

adjective (stockier, stockiest)

(Of a person) broad and sturdily built.
Example sentences
  • He sat up, revealing broad, stocky shoulders and thickset arms to go along with him.
  • Then a stocky built lad appeared and started doing triple summersaults and all manner of spectacular dives.
  • He always had a bit of an inferiority complex because he's smaller, but he was very broad and stocky.
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stockily

Pronunciation: /ˈstäkəlē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • His accomplice, who was also wearing a light blue top, was white, 5ft 7ins tall, stockily built, in his 20s and was wearing sand-coloured casual shoes.
  • He was stockily built, about 11 years old, wearing a distinctive bright red tracksuit-like garment and had unusually thick, bushy, fair to gingery hair.
  • The robber who threatened the woman was white, 5ft 8in, stockily built and between 25 and 40.

stockiness

Pronunciation: /ˈstäkēnəs/
noun
Example sentences
  • My height, and associated stockiness, also meant that I was capable of holding my own in what was the most important of all of Daramalan's peer rituals - Lunch Time Rugby.
  • ‘I had to put on a lot of stockiness for that role,’ he reveals, in a rare moment of frankness.
  • A knot of four men enter the room, led by a young, blond man of middle height, tending towards stockiness.

Words that rhyme with stocky

choccy, cocky, flocky, gnocchi, hockey, jockey, oche, pocky, rocky, schlocky

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Syllabification: stock·y

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