\ ˈstä-kē How to pronounce stocky (audio) \
stockier; stockiest

Definition of stocky

: compact, sturdy, and relatively thick in build

Other Words from stocky

stockily \ ˈstä-​kə-​lē How to pronounce stocky (audio) \ adverb
stockiness \ ˈstä-​kē-​nəs How to pronounce stocky (audio) \ noun

Examples of stocky in a Sentence

That outfit makes you look stocky. the stocky boxer's strength and speed more than make up for his opponent's longer reach
Recent Examples on the Web The stocky white cuboid resembles Star Wars' R2D2 robot in its build, but has the wide-eyed expression of Pixar's WALL-E. Rebecca Cairns, CNN, 1 Sep. 2022 Tommy is a wiry, bespectacled 24-year-old, whereas Ray, 20, is stocky and gregarious, a bit of a smartass. Timothy Mclaughlin, The Atlantic, 13 May 2022 The short and stocky Torres was a son of humble migrants from faraway Rio Grande do Norte, Avelar wrote. Washington Post, 27 July 2022 Conrad, a stocky man with reddish blond hair who grew up in a wealthy family and attended Harvard, has crossed the billionaire mark for the first time. Amy Feldman, Forbes, 24 June 2022 The English bulldog is beloved for its distinct features, like an exaggerated stout snout, stocky body shape, deep facial folds and protruding lower jaw. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 June 2022 Look for tomato plants that have dark green leaves and are short and stocky with strong stems. Tim Johnson, Chicago Tribune, 11 June 2022 The suspect is described as 20 to 30 years of age and bald, with a stocky build. Lori Weisberg, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 June 2022 Police described the suspect as a male in his 40s, standing 5 feet, 8 inches tall, with a dark complexion and a stocky build. Fox News, 21 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of stocky

1622, in the meaning defined above

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“Stocky.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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\ ˈstä-kē How to pronounce stocky (audio) \
stockier; stockiest

Kids Definition of stocky

: short, broad, and sturdy in build a stocky man

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