physical or bodily structure, appearance, or development: the physique of an athlete.

1820–30; < French < Latin physicus. See physic

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physique (fɪˈziːk)
the general appearance of the body with regard to size, shape, muscular development, etc
[C19: via French, from physique (adj) natural, from Latin physicus physical]

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Word Origin & History

1826, from Fr. physique, noun use of physique (adj.) "physical," from L. physicus "natural, physics," from Gk. physikos, from physis "nature" (see physic).
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physique phy·sique (fĭ-zēk')
The body considered with reference to its proportions, muscular development, and appearance.

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Example sentences for physiques
There is evidence that different physiques carry cultural stereotypes.
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