from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. short and thick; especially having short legs and heavy musculature; -- of people.

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  • adj. short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature
  • adj. lower than average
  • adj. lower than average


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