beefy

adjective
\ˈbē-fē \
beefier; beefiest

Definition of beefy 

1a : heavily and powerfully built a beefy thug

b : substantial, sturdy beefy shock absorbers

2a : of or suggesting beef a beefy flavor

b : full of beef a beefy steak

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Examples of beefy in a Sentence

The new truck has a beefier construction than the old model. a beefy man who worked in a warehouse all his life

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The Instagram table is occupied by a group of beefy men taking pictures of big steaks. Devra First, BostonGlobe.com, "Your 20-ounce prime chateaubriand is ready for its closeup," 7 June 2018 In both, Quinn knits together more explicitly disjunctive parts — one arm skinny in Superman blue opposite another, beefy and bare, for instance. Leah Ollman, latimes.com, "Like song sampling as painting: Nathaniel Mary Quinn's puzzle-like portraits of personhood," 6 June 2018 The brawny sphere exudes enormous beefy taste and, unlike a smash burger, it can be cooked to medium-rare, giving it a deeply satisfying flavor profile. Jim Shahin, charlotteobserver, "The best way to grill a burger keeps it off the grate," 6 July 2018 To get this performance, the new design is bigger and beefier than its predecessor. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "ARM promises laptop-level performance in 2019," 1 June 2018 The museum also hosts interactive exhibits, including an Attempt Area where one beefy guy with mighty lungs couldn’t even come close to beating the world record of screaming louder than 129 decibels in a far-from-soundproof room. René A. Guzman, San Antonio Express-News, "Curious who goes into Ripley’s by Alamo? So were we," 25 June 2018 The brawny sphere exudes enormous beefy taste and, unlike a smash burger, it can be cooked to medium-rare, giving it a deeply satisfying flavor profile. Jim Shahin, charlotteobserver, "The best way to grill a burger keeps it off the grate," 6 July 2018 The brawny sphere exudes enormous beefy taste and, unlike a smash burger, it can be cooked to medium-rare, giving it a deeply satisfying flavor profile. Jim Shahin, charlotteobserver, "The best way to grill a burger keeps it off the grate," 6 July 2018 Buckley turned to see a beefy African American man behind him with a gallon of milk. Washington Post, "In the Army and the Klan, he hated Muslims.," 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of beefy

1743, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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beefy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of beefy

: large, strong, and often fat

: strongly built

: of or relating to beef

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