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hefty

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adjective \ˈhef-tē\

Simple Definition of hefty

  • : large and heavy : big and strong

  • : very large

  • : very forceful

Full Definition of hefty

heft·i·erheft·i·est

  1. 1 :  quite heavy

  2. 2 a :  marked by bigness, bulk, and usually strength <a hefty football player> b :  powerful, mighty c :  impressively large :  substantial <hefty portions>

heft·i·ly play \-tə-lē\ adverb
heft·i·ness play \-tē-nəs\ noun

Examples of hefty

  1. He was a tall, hefty man.

  2. Her boss gave her a hefty raise.

  3. a hefty dose of irony

  4. He gave the door a hefty kick.



1863

First Known Use of hefty

1863

Rhymes with hefty




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