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

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

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

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Word Origin & History

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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Example sentences
Your observation of baldness and stocky muscular build may be connected, but
  likely not by psychological compensation.
He was a short, stocky sort of pitcher with a wicked curve.
All four suspects are stocky with short haircuts, and three wore checked shirts
  with collars and short sleeves in the courtroom.
Plain, stocky sandpipers, they can fly a distance equivalent to a trip to the
  moon and back over the course of their lifetimes.
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