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adjectiveadjective stockier, adjective stockiest

  • (of a person) broad and sturdily built.

    ‘he had a short, stocky body’
    • ‘He sat up, revealing broad, stocky shoulders and thickset arms to go along with him.’
    • ‘Then a stocky built lad appeared and started doing triple summersaults and all manner of spectacular dives.’
    • ‘He always had a bit of an inferiority complex because he's smaller, but he was very broad and stocky.’
    • ‘She gave a description of the robber which described him as being broad shouldered and stocky, which the appellant was not.’
    • ‘But nothing had been recorded about the young man described as quite thick-set and stocky for his age.’
    • ‘Not the squat, stocky Napoleon we recognise today, but a young, handsome neo-classical hero.’
    • ‘He's a stocky cat, a chunky cat, but he's no larger than your average size country cat.’
    • ‘In all reality, he actually carried the weight very well on his stocky body.’
    • ‘His stocky fatigue-clad body was set in an attitude of hopeless challenge.’
    • ‘The next edition of the paper described the assailant as five ten, two hundred pounds, heavy set, stocky.’
    • ‘He said he was stocky, not too tall, very broad shouldered and middle-aged.’
    • ‘The suspect is thought to be white, aged between 30 and 40 years old, with a stocky build and black hair.’
    • ‘The other was 26, stocky, with short hair and was wearing a white jersey.’
    • ‘He was described as being in his early 30s of stocky build with a shaven head.’
    • ‘He said a stocky man, aged about 30, approached one of the girls as she stood on the bank of the brook while her friend was on the swing.’
    • ‘The one who fired the airgun was around 5ft 10 in, of medium to stocky build with blond hair.’
    • ‘Not far from me a stocky, no-nonsense, suntanned man was watching with an unamused face.’
    • ‘One had long unkempt hair and badly rotting teeth; the other was short, stocky and dressed in a clean tracksuit.’
    • ‘The man caught on CCTV footage is described as of fairly stocky build, wearing a hooded top under a dark overcoat.’
    • ‘Now police are appealing for information about the man, who was in his 50s, white, stocky and tall.’
    thickset, heavily built, sturdy, sturdily built, heavyset, bull-necked, chunky, solid, dumpy, stubby, stumpy, squat
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/ˈstäkē/ /ˈstɑki/