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[stuhd-lee] /ˈstʌd li/
adjective, studlier, studliest.
Slang. virilely attractive; muscular and handsome.
Origin of studly
1955-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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by 1971, American English, from stud (n.2) in the "virile male" sense + -ly (1). Related: Studliness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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A newly addicted and still lightly addicted drug user: On a quarter grain a week a man was still a student (1930s+ Narcotics)

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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studly in Technology

Impressive; powerful. Said of code and designs which exhibit both complexity and a virtuoso flair. Has connotations similar to hairy but is more positive in tone. Often in the emphatic "most studly" or as noun-form "studliness". "Smail 3.0's configuration parser is most studly."
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The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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