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beefy

[bee-fee] /ˈbi fi/
adjective, beefier, beefiest.
1.
of or like beef.
2.
brawny; thickset; heavy.
3.
Origin
1735-1745
1735-45; beef + -y1
Related forms
beefily, adverb
beefiness, noun
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Examples for beefy
  • From behind her, a beefy brute with a scar on his cheek clamps a meaty hand over her mouth.
  • Universities are replete not only with beefy football players, but with the kinds of people who can help protect our blind sides.
  • The pylons looked quite beefy at about thirty by eighty measuring horizontally at ground.
  • Big and beefy, this luscious cut of meat definitely has a celebratory presence.
  • In this equally beefy recipe, the spice plays a much different role.
  • Essentially, it required adding several beefy braces.
  • For many of us, beefy power handling equates to house shaking sound.
  • His hair sprays off in all directions, defeating his every attempt to smooth it into shape with his beefy hand.
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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