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- adjective Having a short stocky physique.
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- noun anthropology A short, thickset person characterised by thick neck, large abdomen and relatively short limbs; a
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- adjective having a squat and fleshy build
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[From Greek puknos, compact.]
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From Ancient Greek πυκνός (puknos, "thick").
Allin informed Carl with his pyknic leer, "as well as working as his servant for one tenth of a cycle.