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portly

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adjective port·ly \ˈpȯrt-lē\

Simple Definition of portly

  • : having a round and somewhat fat body

Full Definition of portly

port·li·erport·li·est

  1. 1 :  dignified, stately

  2. 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



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