Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of considerable weight; heavy.
  • adjective Big and strong; stout or muscular. synonym: heavy.
  • adjective Strong and sturdy.
  • adjective Of considerable size or amount; substantial.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having considerable weight; rather heavy; hence, weighty; forcible: as, a hefty tool; a hefty argument.
  • Easy to lift and handle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Colloq. U. S. Moderately heavy.
  • adjective Strong; muscular; -- of people.
  • adjective Substantial; large.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective heavy
  • adjective strong, bulky
  • adjective of a person possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful; powerfully or heavily built.
  • adjective impressive, mighty

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

  • adjective of considerable weight and size
  • adjective large in amount or extent or degree
  • adjective (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful

Etymologies

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heft (“weight”) +‎ -y

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