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chesty

[ches-tee] /ˈtʃɛs ti/
adjective, chestier, chestiest.
1.
having a well-developed chest or bosom.
2.
proud; conceited.
Origin of chesty
1895-1900
1895-1900, Americanism; chest + -y1
Related forms
chestily, adverb
chestiness, noun
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  • But it was dark and I was afoot, and if I was a trifle "chesty," there had suddenly come new colorings to my narrow world.

    The Outlet Andy Adams
  • But somehow I ain't so chesty about havin' dug up a relation.

    Torchy, Private Sec. Sewell Ford
  • We didn't feel quite so chesty when Mr. Norton had finished talking to us.

    The Boy Scouts of Bob's Hill Charles Pierce Burton
  • So I don't have any chesty bulletin to hand Mr. Robert when I gets back.

    Torchy As A Pa Sewell Ford
  • Strangely, my people and I were in full agreement on standing up the chesty Finn, let the javelins fall where they may.

    Inside John Barth William W. Stuart
  • I never saw Skinny so chesty as he was over catching that bear.

    The Boy Scouts of Bob's Hill Charles Pierce Burton
  • It was only because those nations got too chesty, you remember, that the Vandals of old worried them.

    The College Freshman's Don't Book George Fullerton Evans
  • "That's chesty with him," announced Frank, as two figures were discovered coming toward them.

  • "Don't get too chesty, Hi," objected one of the outside dozen from the North Grammar.

British Dictionary definitions for chesty

chesty

/ˈtʃɛstɪ/
adjective (informal) chestier, chestiest
1.
(Brit) suffering from or symptomatic of chest disease: a chesty cough
2.
having a large well-developed chest or bosom
Derived Forms
chestiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for chesty
adj.

"aggressively self-assured," 1898, American English slang, from chest (n.) in the body sense + -y (2). Of a woman, "bosomy, full-breasted," by 1955.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for chesty

chesty

adjective

  1. Having large breasts; bosomy: watching two chesty girls in tube tops (1950s+)
  2. Prone to boast about one's virility, boldness, etc: When you have money in the bank it will be time enough to get chesty (1899+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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