Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Informal Having a large or well-developed chest or bust.
  • adj. Informal Arrogant or proud; conceited.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having large breasts; busty.
  • adj. Not dry; involving the coughing of phlegm.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. marked by a large or well-developed chest.
  • adj. having or showing feelings of unwarranted importance out of overbearing pride.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Inflated with an undue feeling of one's importance, and inclined to show it in an impudently aggressive way; ignorantly and pretentiously self-assertive.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. marked by a large or well-developed chest
  • adj. having or showing feelings of unwarranted importance out of overbearing pride

Etymologies

chest +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Liz: Speaking of surprises, did you hear Sawyer call Lapidus "chesty"?

    'Lost' Dueling Analysis: 'The Last Recruit'

  • He has - he sort of has that same kind of chesty quality.

    The Decade In Classical Recordings

  • Eric obediently hands over his wallet; the drunk friend subsides into a stupor; but Ike Marcus gets "chesty," confronting their assailants with the brave and foolhardy formula "Not tonight, my man."

    In Priceland

  • He always thought that, so long as a fellow didn't get "chesty" and kept his head from swelling, he was all right.

    The Shuttle

  • We jokingly refer to those whose self-respect verges on conceit as "chesty," while we compliment one who is not so extreme by saying, "He is no slouch."

    How to Live Rules for Healthful Living Based on Modern Science

  • But it was dark and I was afoot, and if I was a trifle "chesty," there had suddenly come new colorings to my narrow world.

    The Outlet

  • On a few tracks during my testing, the mids were a bit too strong, with treble detail a bit recessed, giving the system a bit of a "chesty" sound, but the overall presentation is full and rich-something you don't usually get with compact,

    Macworld

  • "chesty" people on their books; they were, more or less, in the same predicament.

    Favourite Dog Stories

  • "chesty" tone, resulting from a labored method of breathing.

    Public Speaking

  • His primary flaw appears to be a chesty, quick-draw machismo that might be right for an angry base but wrong for an antsy country.

    Perry's Popping-Off Problem

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