stockier

stocky

[stok-ee]
adjective, stockier, stockiest.
1.
of solid and sturdy form or build; thick-set and, usually, short.
2.
having a strong, stout stem, as a plant.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English stokky. See stock, -y1

stockily, adverb
stockiness, noun
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stocky (ˈstɒkɪ)
 
adj , stockier, stockiest
(usually of a person) thickset; sturdy
 
'stockily
 
adv
 
'stockiness
 
n

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stocky
c.1400, "made of wood," from stock (n.1). Of plants, "of stout and sturdy growth" (not weedy) it is recorded from 1620s. Of persons, "thick-set," 1670s, suggestive of tree trunks, but cf. also stock in sense of "trunk of the human body" (late 14c.).
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