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stocky

[stok-ee] /ˈstɒk i/
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 of stocky
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English stokky. See stock, -y1
Related forms
stockily, adverb
stockiness, noun
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stocky

/ˈstɒkɪ/
adjective stockier, stockiest
1.
(usually of a person) thickset; sturdy
Derived Forms
stockily, adverb
stockiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for stocky
adj.

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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