adjective bur·ly \ˈbər-lē\

of a man : strong and heavy


Full Definition of BURLY

:  strongly and heavily built :  husky <a burly man>
bur·li·ly \-lə-lē\ adverb
bur·li·ness \-lē-nəs\ noun

Examples of BURLY

  1. <a burly delivery man brought the furniture>

Origin of BURLY

Middle English
First Known Use: 13th century
BURLIER Defined for Kids


adjective bur·ly \ˈbər-lē\

Definition of BURLY for Kids

:  strongly and heavily built <a burly truck driver>


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