Definition of corpulent in English:
(Of a person) fat.
- Evelyn was corpulent, thick-set, grotesquely charismatic; Laila was flame-haired, wide-eyed, honey-voiced.
- And then there was Orson Welles Square, a memorial to the corpulent director who filmed his Cannes-winning Othello here in 1949.
- There he is on the front cover - a corpulent fellow with pink cheeks and a long, grey wig, staring out at us with a hint of arrogance: Samuel Pepys, the great diarist.
Late Middle English: from Latin corpulentus, from corpus 'body'.
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