adjective \ˈprt-lē\

: having a round and somewhat fat body


Full Definition of PORTLY

:  heavy or rotund of body :  stout
port·li·ness noun

Examples of PORTLY

  1. <a portly gentleman who clearly didn't get enough exercise>
  2. <walked with the portly grace of the grande dame that she was>

Origin of PORTLY

First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with PORTLY


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