heavy·​set | \ ˌhe-vē-ˈset How to pronounce heavyset (audio) \

Definition of heavyset

: stocky and compact and sometimes tending to stoutness in build

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Examples of heavyset in a Sentence

has the heavyset build of a weight lifter
Recent Examples on the Web In the image, now at Pérez Art Museum in Miami, two children squeeze inside a booth on both sides of a heavyset woman, who appears to be conducting urgent business on the phone. Nichole Sobecki, National Geographic, "What can a photographer bring to an image?," 6 Dec. 2019 The other, described as a heavyset white man with blond hair wearing a beanie, black sweater and gray sweatpants, then held her down while the other struck her multiple times with a 2- or 5-pound dumbbell. Nyssa Kruse, Arkansas Online, "Little Rock woman beaten unconscious during home robbery, police say," 4 Dec. 2019 The victim drove to his home in the 5000 block of Kesling Street following an outing and saw an unidentified heavyset intruder in ski goggles trying to force entry with the crowbar about 9:30 a.m., according to San Diego police. Pomerado News, "Elderly man beaten; Poway resident in custody," 29 July 2019 On freezing nights, 80 or 90 people might sleep inside that church, fed by its kitchen, and warmed by the spirituality of the heavyset pastor with the sweet voice and easy laugh. Mitch Albom, Detroit Free Press, "Mitch Albom: Brother's Keeper church in Detroit needs new helping hand," 9 June 2019 Somehow there’s agreement among everyone, kidnappers and victims alike, that Frank should make that call, and within no more than five minutes, Jorges himself, a heavyset DGCIM official, steps up to the car. Annika Hernroth-rothstein, National Review, "I Was Kidnapped in Venezuela," 7 June 2019 In the photos, the heavyset suspect with short dark hair is wearing a thick chain necklace, jeans, a dark hoodie and dark-colored T-shirt. Jocelyn Gecker, The Seattle Times, "Authorities launch manhunt after killing of police officer," 26 Dec. 2018 The television reboot turns that dynamic around, with a new trio of Heathers: a snarky heavyset girl, a biracial girl, and a genderqueer student. Graeme Mcmillan, The Verge, "The TV reboot of Heathers was doomed from the start," 31 Oct. 2018 As Kim walked a few hundred meters from the border and climbed some stairs to the Peace House where the summit is taking place, some South Koreans questioned whether the heavyset young leader was physically struggling. Washington Post, "Live and unfiltered: Kim Jong Un captivates South Koreans," 27 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of heavyset

1859, in the meaning defined above

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1 Jan 2020

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“Heavyset.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heavyset. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of heavyset

: having a heavy and often somewhat fat body

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