Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Solidly built; sturdy.
  • adj. Chubby; plump.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. sturdy; solidly built; heavy and compact

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Short and thick; thick rather than tall or corpulent.
  • adj. Headstrong.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Short and stout; stumpy; stock-like.
  • In zoology, of stout or thick-set form; stout-bodied.
  • In botany, having a strong, stout stem, not spindling.
  • Headstrong; stubborn.

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

  • adj. having a short and solid form or stature

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Examples

  • The assailant was described as a stocky, muscular black male wearing a baseball cap with a "B" on the front, a dark hooded sweatshirt, and dark jeans.

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  • The suspect was described as a stocky, white male in his 40s wearing a ball cap and driving a green minivan.

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  • As far as what he said about the stocky black guy: he was also described as a stocky or maybe even fat white guy, and that wasn't racist, was it?

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  • You recall the stocky man with the wide golden belt and the red-gold beard?

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  • For they are a little people, smaller than Dwarves: less stout and stocky, that is, even when they are not actually much shorter.

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  • For they are a little people, smaller than Dwarves: less tout and stocky, that is, even when they are not actually much shorter.

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  • In all three cases, the robber is described as a stocky white man.

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  • The suspect is described as stocky, between 200 and 250 pounds and standing a little over six feet tall.

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  • According to police, the suspect, described as a stocky Hispanic man about 5 feet 9 inches tall, approached a woman in the area of Columbus Avenue and Chandler Street around 8: 20 a.m.

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  • The suspect is described as a stocky, white male in his late 30s to early 40s.

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