\ ˈbē-fē How to pronounce beefy (audio) \
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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Playing center for the shorthanded summer Spurs, the slender 6-foot-11 Samanic eventually found his groove against beefier Hornets defenders Isaiah Hicks, Kennedy Meeks and Miles Bridges. Jeff Mcdonald,, "For Spurs’ incoming rookies, the bond is real," 8 July 2019 For example, the Taco Bell in Strongsville shows only two types of burritos (XXL Grilled Stuft and Crunchwrap Supreme) and two kinds of quesadillas (beefy mini and shredded chicken mini) available for online order., "Taco Bell is running out of tortillas, grab a burrito while you still can," 3 July 2019 Arbuckle, 68, and Douglas, 42, could be father and son -- beefy, balding, patient, paternal. Marcus Hayes,, "Losing Joe Douglas could haunt the Eagles like losing Mike Arbuckle haunts the Phillies | Marcus Hayes," 4 June 2019 The consoles and beefy PCs required to run modern games cost several hundred dollars. The Economist, "Video gaming enters the cloud," 15 June 2019 Recently, Ortiz teamed up with fellow beefy baseball greats Prince and Cecil Fielder for a very naked and very hilarious ad for Kingsford charcoal (Ortiz is known to enjoy a good lunch). Aj Willingham, CNN, "Why David Ortiz is beloved beyond baseball (and how he got the nickname Big Papi)," 10 June 2019 Corsair on Monday unveiled its beefy Force Series MP600 M.2 SSD with support for PCIe 4.0. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "Corsair's MP600 SSD will feature PCIe 4.0 to support 5GBps transfers," 27 May 2019 Lenovo tried it way back in 2009 with its beefy W700ds, with a screen that slid out from behind the main screen. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "Hands on with HP's Omen X 2S 15: The world's first dual-screen gaming laptop," 14 May 2019 The Humvee’s replacement, JLTV, is a beefy ride that's even larger than the Humvee. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Pentagon Report Slams Military’s Humvee Replacement," 25 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of beefy

1743, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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English Language Learners Definition of beefy

: large, strong, and often fat
US : strongly built
chiefly US : of or relating to beef

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