growthy

adjective
\ ˈgrō-thē How to pronounce growthy (audio) \
growthier; growthiest

Definition of growthy

of livestock
: exceptionally fast in growing and gaining weight

Other Words from growthy

growthiness \ ˈgrō-​thē-​nəs How to pronounce growthy (audio) \ noun

Examples of growthy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The crazy bull market of the past 19 months or so has perhaps put into question whether or not the best returns, especially for the growthy tech stars that have filled VC portfolios in recent years, are to be made before a company goes public. Jessica Mathews, Fortune, 29 Oct. 2021 Both of them were growthy horses that got better with time. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of growthy

1884, in the meaning defined above

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“Growthy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/growthy. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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