beefy

adjective \ ˈbē-fē \
Updated on: 16 Jan 2018

Definition of beefy

beefier; beefiest
1 a : heavily and powerfully built
  • a beefy thug
b : substantial, sturdy
  • beefy shock absorbers
2 a : of or suggesting beef
  • a beefy flavor
b : full of beef
  • a beefy steak

Examples of beefy in a Sentence

  1. The new truck has a beefier construction than the old model.

  2. a beefy man who worked in a warehouse all his life

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First Known Use of beefy

1743


BEEFY Defined for English Language Learners

beefy

adjective

Definition of beefy for English Language Learners

  • : large, strong, and often fat

  • : strongly built

  • : of or relating to beef



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