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

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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 The third suspect is believed to be a heavyset white or Hispanic female in her 40s. David Caraccio, sacbee, "Police want these Elk Grove lottery ticket burglars. Here's what you need to know," 28 June 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 The thief is described as a heavyset man with a medium complexion, wearing a dark baseball cap, a polo shirt with horizontal stripes and long pants, detectives said. Wayne K. Roustan, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Have you seen these hospital car thieves caught on video?," 28 June 2018 Privacy - Terms Suddenly in the left side of the frame, a heavyset woman enters the place, called Flip Flops. Madeleine Marr, miamiherald, "She burst into an Internet cafe with a gun. Someone in the place was armed too, cops say," 25 June 2018 The lawsuit asserts that calls to 911 described the man firing randomly as a heavyset black man with dreadlocks and in a black jacket. Lynh Bui, Washington Post, "Family of officer killed by friendly fire during police ambush files lawsuit in Md.," 12 June 2018 Pearce swirls all these fun elements (every actor is giving a loose, goofy performance) together in his cocktail shaker, also adding Zachary Quinto as the Wolf King’s impetuous son, and Dave Bautista as Jean’s heavyset bodyguard Everest. David Sims, The Atlantic, "Hotel Artemis Wastes Its Cult-Classic Potential," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of heavyset

1859, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of heavyset was in 1859

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English Language Learners Definition of heavyset

: having a heavy and often somewhat fat body

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