physique

noun
phy·sique | \fə-ˈzēk \

Definition of physique 

: the form or structure of a person's body : bodily makeup

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Examples of physique in a Sentence

she had a well-toned physique

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The pageant includes 50-70 leather titleholders (who have won prequalifying rounds) from all over the world and features a physique round, which is analogous to the swimsuit round at Miss Universe. Josephine Sedgwick, New York Times, "‘You Have to Be Girl-Power Tough’: Pageant Competitors Weigh In on Miss America," 8 June 2018 With her undeniably buoyant approach and a scene-stealing physique that offered proof of diligence, Ross looked every inch the Anderson devotee—though her bound and voluminous onyx curls were every inch her own. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Tracee Ellis Ross Has a Better Body Than Most 20 Year Olds—And This Workout is Why," 27 June 2018 Maybe the immense playmaking load Young had to carry finally took its toll on a lithe physique that has supposedly added 11 pounds since the end of the season. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, "Projecting point guard Trae Young isn't easy. But NBA teams seem to be overthinking it.," 13 June 2018 That includes getting dressed every morning and looking like a king, despite his extra-large physique. Megan Gustashaw, GQ, "Dwayne Johnson Just Crushed Airport Style With His Gigantic Biceps," 12 Apr. 2018 The revealing swimsuit showed off Kardashian's incredible physique, and left nothing to the imagination. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kourtney Kardashian Wears Two Steamy Swimsuit Looks in One Day," 7 July 2018 During high school, the big man from the Bahamas turned heads for his young, Shaq-like physique but maintained relative anonymity. Paul Coro, latimes.com, "Potential No. 1 draft pick Deandre Ayton says he and Devin Booker could be "Shaq and Kobe 2.0" for Phoenix Suns," 18 June 2018 Solidly built, with a tree-trunk physique and wispy brown hair fading to gray, Register was viewed by community leaders as a reformer. Aaron Gell, Longreads, "Did Brian Easley Have to Die?," 9 Apr. 2018 And Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard saved his physique for the finale, ripping his sweaty Summerfest tank top in half, Hulk Hogan style, and tossing it into the crowd. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Summerfest 2018 recap: The best and worst moments from the world's largest music festival," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of physique

1804, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for physique

French, from physique physical, bodily, from Latin physicus of nature, from Greek physikos

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The first known use of physique was in 1804

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physique

noun

English Language Learners Definition of physique

: the size and shape of a person's body

physique

noun
phy·sique | \fə-ˈzēk \

Kids Definition of physique

: the size and shape of a person's body

physique

noun
phy·sique | \fə-ˈzēk \

Medical Definition of physique 

: the form or structure of a person's body : bodily makeup a muscular physique

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