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 Officers said the suspect is a heavyset male, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 275 pounds. Madeline Mitchell, The Enquirer, "Boone County Sheriff: Suspect at-large after armed robbery at Dollar General," 18 Sep. 2020 The suspect was described as a heavyset black man, about 6′2″ tall and 300 pounds, wearing a red jacket. Zach Murdock, courant.com, "Bloomfield police searching for robber, stolen Honda CRV after armed carjacking Friday afternoon," 4 Sep. 2020 Surveillance video showed the suspect possibly as a heavyset male wearing shorts. cleveland, "Walmart shoplifter found with crack pipe in sock: South Euclid Police Blotter," 3 Sep. 2020 Prior to hypnosis, the description had been of a thin white man with long hair, which looks nothing like Charles Flores, a heavyset latino with short hair. Lauren Mcgaughy, Dallas News, "Texas court denies death row inmate’s hypnosis appeal," 6 May 2020 After 37 years driving trucks, Reynolds is a heavyset smoker, which puts her at added risk of catching the novel coronavirus. Los Angeles Times, "On the open road, U.S. truck drivers face the coronavirus and new risks," 28 Apr. 2020 Theft: South Green Road At 10:50 a.m. April 7, a loss prevention officer from Heinen’s, 2180 S. Green Road, went to the police station lobby to report that, two days earlier, a heavyset man had stolen from the store about $60 worth of meat and fish. cleveland, "Man accused of shoplifting locks himself in restroom: University Heights Police Blotter," 15 Apr. 2020 Surveillance video showed that after the woman parked the car and went inside, a heavyset female got into the vehicle and drove from the scene with the child inside. Marc Ramirez, Dallas News, "Two charged with driving away in car left running at Garland convenience store with 1-year-old inside," 22 Mar. 2020 One suspect was described as a heavyset man, about 6-feet tall with a light complexion. Howard Koplowitz | Hkoplowitz@al.com, al, "Gasdsen police seeking 2 suspects in Dollar General armed robbery," 28 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of heavyset

1859, in the meaning defined above

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“Heavyset.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heavyset. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of heavyset

: having a heavy and often somewhat fat body

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