chestier; chestiest
: proudly or arrogantly self-assertive
: marked by a large or well-developed chest

Examples of chesty in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Things are already tense with her loopy future mother-in-law (Jennifer Coolidge) and the chesty ex (Lenny Kravitz) that her wealthy father (Cheech Marin) has invited without her consent. Leah Greenblatt, Joshua Rothkopf,, 27 Jan. 2023 The cringeworthy stereotyping continues when Nawi begins a romance with a chesty biracial himbo named Malik (Jordan Bolger), who visits the kingdom to fulfill his Dahomean mother’s dying wish. Julian Lucas, The New Yorker, 16 Sep. 2022 Campbell explores her vocal range, seamlessly transitioning from airy falsetto to chesty belts, landing every note with laser precision. Azizi Gibson feat. Neena Rouhani, Billboard, 10 Jan. 2022 The woman was chesty, the man powerfully built, the curves of his thighs yearning for the curves of hers. Dave Eggers, Wired, 30 Sep. 2021 Parodying a president who already flirts with self-parody isn’t easy, but Cauvin nailed the chesty voice, the malapropisms and the utter shamelessness. Los Angeles Times, 17 Dec. 2020 Nothing encapsulated Boston's fearless youth and dynamic potential quite like Tatum's dunk on James, and chesty celebration after, in Game 7 on Sunday. Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 30 May 2018 Negan gives speeches like that guy in Creed sings: all chesty bluster that fails to impress. Chicago Tribune,, 11 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of chesty was in 1899

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Cite this Entry

“Chesty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


chiefly British, of a cough
: accompanied by the raising of phlegm
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