Definition of beefy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbēfē/

adjective (beefier, beefiest)

1 informal Muscular or robust: he shrugged his beefy shoulders
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  • It wasn't until Sophia felt a heavy hand on her shoulder and Keeran got the same beefy hand grabbing his muscular shoulder that they broke apart.
  • Sam, with his muscles, only had to take off his t-shirt to be tapped on the shoulder by a beefy Dutchman on holiday.
  • ‘Right away, honey,’ said the man, swinging a white towel over one beefy shoulder.
1.1 [attributive] Large and impressively powerful: beefy skis
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  • South African rugby prides itself on its physical approach to the game and has encountered few problems churning out beefy, powerful packs capable of bullying any opposition up-front.
  • These, especially in this length, are beefy skis.
  • I suppose, in the end, I was a little disappointed, not because each of these wasn't a big, beefy concept with a positively gargantuan hinterland of potential consequences.
2Tasting like beef.
Example sentences
  • Beef, while thought of as, well, beefy, is not usually the boldest of meats when roasted.
  • It tastes beefy in every respect: fleshy, brawny and intense.
  • A good texture and quite strong on the seasonings but not hugely beefy.



Pronunciation: /ˈbēfəlē/
Example sentences
  • Several fans spot him and he trots through the stage door, but not before clasping my hand beefily.
  • Kasarova, here beefily attired in dowdy colours, looks as if she ‘works out’ in the local gym: one is surprised the ugly sisters weren't covered in bruises from her solid left hooks.
  • Bizarrely light for being the richest, tenderest, most beefily flavorful beef ribs I’ve ever had, if I do say so myself.


Example sentences
  • Tangy at first but with a hint of robust beefiness.
  • Its like the best beef ever created, only with more beefiness and less stuff that doesn't taste like beef…
  • Once I dumped my preconceptions I was able to appreciate the spare subtlety and deep beefiness of the northern variety.

Words that rhyme with beefy

Fifi, leafy

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Syllabification: beef·y

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