adjective, beefier, beefiest.
of or like beef.
brawny; thickset; heavy.

1735–45; beef + -y1

beefily, adverb
beefiness, noun Unabridged
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beefy (ˈbiːfɪ)
adj , beefier, beefiest
1.  like beef
2.  informal muscular; brawny
3.  informal fleshy; obese

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Word Origin & History

"brawny," 1743, from beef in colloquial extended sense "human muscle."
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Example sentences
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.
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