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beefy

[bee-fee] /ˈbi fi/
adjective, beefier, beefiest.
1.
of or like beef.
2.
brawny; thickset; heavy.
3.
Origin of beefy
1735-1745
1735-45; beef + -y1
Related forms
beefily, adverb
beefiness, noun
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  • He was tall and fat with a beefy red face and large open pores and a fleshy mound of a nose.

    Exile from Space Judith Merril
  • The trader thwacked his beefy hand down on Lennon's shoulder.

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  • A moment later the beefy good-natured face of the Base Commander appeared.

    Piper in the Woods Philip K. Dick
  • For the outdoor girl has large hands and large arms, both of a beefy red.

    Nights in London Thomas Burke
  • She noted the contrast: Claybrook rather beefy and a bit too red of face; Joe, on the other hand, quite slim and taut.

    Stubble George Looms
British Dictionary definitions for beefy

beefy

/ˈbiːfɪ/
adjective beefier, beefiest
1.
like beef
2.
(informal) muscular; brawny
3.
(informal) fleshy; obese
Derived Forms
beefily, adverb
beefiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for beefy
adj.

"brawny," 1743, from beef (n.) in colloquial extended sense "human muscle" + -y (2). Related: Beefiness.

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Slang definitions & phrases for beefy

beefy

adjective

Heavy-set; strong; bulky: I tried to avoid the three beefy characters just ahead/ Reborn for a new calling, the beefy bikes came to be known as ''clunkers'' (mid-1700s+ British)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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