from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The feelings, attitude, or manner of a ‘chesty’ person; defiant self-assertiveness on the part of an ignorant and pretentious person.
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It is odd that the "Barbie" image - with its usual "chestiness" - runs a distant second to the wiry thinness of the runway model with today's girl singers like Taylor Swift.
Maybe that was because he was a cavalryman and liked to strut, and he liked to see chestiness in his own people, right down to the last file.
The chestiness of us as we take our key off left-hand hook 1075, ring up under the clock (twenty minutes early we are) and hang up on No. 1075 right; but it seems you are late if you are not ten minutes early.
"But they're not showing any signs of chestiness," Saxon demurred.
This tall, chestiness led to an unfortunate encounter with a student today.
The trade-off of innocence for hubba hubba chestiness did wonders for my pubescence, but it was probably the beginning of the end of her film career.