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

Definition of stocky

: compact, sturdy, and relatively thick in build

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Other Words from stocky

stockily \ ˈstä-​kə-​lē How to pronounce stockily (audio) \ adverb
stockiness \ ˈstä-​kē-​nəs How to pronounce stockiness (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 cattleman denied goading wolves to attack. Los Angeles Times, oregonlive, "26 dead wolves, 1 ranch in the spotlight," 21 Dec. 2019 Juvaris Hayes is a stocky 6-foot guard who Gallo thinks would be a contender for National Player of the Year in Division 2., "You're using a browser set to private or incognito mode.," 11 Dec. 2019 The encasement’s soft pink hue mimics the rosé Champagne within, meanwhile the brand’s stocky bottle shape is an ode to the shape of Champagne bottles from centuries past. Kat Odell, Vogue, "The Most Beautiful Champagne Bottles to Get and Gift This Holiday Season," 30 Nov. 2019 Sivertson, 54, has a stocky build and salt-and-pepper stubble. Anjali Tsui, ProPublica, "They Loan You Money. Then They Get a Warrant for Your Arrest.," 3 Dec. 2019 According to police, the man is described as black, approximately 50 years old, standing approximately 5 feet, 10 inches with a stocky build and was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, grey sweatpants and a black neoprene face mask. Steve Schering,, "Oak Park Police: Masked man robs Lake Theatre of nearly $7,000," 22 Nov. 2019 In pictures, the young sergeant is stocky, smiling and appears ready for whatever was to come next. Steve Rubenstein,, "Family greets remains of soldier missing since 1950 Korean War battle," 13 Nov. 2019 Both shared the stocky build common to those who’ve spent time behind bars. Joe Sexton, ProPublica, "Journalism That Holds Power to Account," 3 Nov. 2019 Signed as an undrafted free agent in 2002 after playing juniors in OHL Guelph, the stocky, offensive-minded defenseman had a brief NHL career., "(Debee Tlumacki for The Boston Globe)," 15 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of stocky

1622, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stocky was in 1622

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4 Feb 2020

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“Stocky.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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How to pronounce stocky (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of stocky

: short and heavy or broad


\ 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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