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portly

adjective port·ly \ˈprt-lē\

: having a round and somewhat fat body

port·li·erport·li·est

Full Definition of PORTLY

2
:  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

3port
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with PORTLY

PORTLIEST Defined for Kids

portly

adjective port·ly \ˈprt-lē\
port·li·erport·li·est

Definition of PORTLY for Kids

:  having a round and heavy body :  somewhat fat

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