from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having a short stocky physique.
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- n. A short, thickset person characterised by thick neck, large abdomen and relatively short limbs; a mesomorph.
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- adj. having a squat and fleshy build
From Greek puknos, compact.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek πυκνός (puknos, "thick"). (Wiktionary)
Allin informed Carl with his pyknic leer, "as well as working as his servant for one tenth of a cycle.