Definition of heavyset
: stocky and compact and sometimes tending to stoutness in build
Examples of heavyset in a Sentence
has the heavyset build of a weight lifter
Recent Examples of heavyset from the Web
Online, people cracked jokes about the sight of the heavyset Christie in a beach chair.
Commenters on social media mocked the governor as selfish and arrogant and cracked jokes about the sight of the heavyset Christie in a beach chair in sandals, shorts and a T-shirt.
One is heavyset with a ponytail, and the other had a thin build and wore a black head scarf, police said.
But why Mr. Darden, a bespectacled, heavyset man before he was detained, risked venturing into to the maelstrom in Yemen was unclear.
Yasser’s uncle was a big, heavyset man with a jowly face and a look of weary resignation in his eyes.
Lorilei—twenty-nine years old, heavyset even without the pregnancy having begun to show—thrusts her hands into the pockets of her jeans for warmth and bends her head low.
GET OFF THE elevator on the tenth floor of the Essex House Hotel in New York City, and standing there is a heavyset guy who speaks immediately into a microphone on his lapel.
The dirt road leading there was cordoned off by authorities, but the journalists spotted a tall, heavyset man in denim Carhartt overalls pacing in front of a home that sat right next to it.
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First Known Use of heavyset
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Definition of heavyset for English Language Learners
: having a heavy and often somewhat fat body
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