Definition of stocky in English:

stocky

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Pronunciation: /ˈstɒki
 
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adjective (stockier, stockiest)

Broad and sturdily built: he had a short, stocky body
More 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.
Synonyms
thickset, heavily built, sturdy, sturdily built, heavyset, bull-necked, chunky, solid, dumpy, stubby, stumpy, squat; burly, beefy, meaty, hulking, strapping, hefty; cobby
technical mesomorphic, pyknic
Australian/New Zealandnuggety
informal hulking
British informal fubsy

Derivatives

stockily

adverb
More 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

noun
More 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.

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