studly

adjective
stud·​ly | \ ˈstəd-lē How to pronounce studly (audio) \

Definition of studly

slang
: attractively masculine : hunky

Examples of studly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The operation is both a service station and headquarters for a group of studly guys who are hired out to provide service of an intimate nature to high-rolling women and men. oregonlive, "‘Hollywood’: Netflix series is a glamorous blend of gossipy dish and wish-fulfillment fantasy," 29 Apr. 2020 The length is nearly a foot shorter than the XC60, but the roof height is nearly the same—thus the XC40’s stubby, studly stance, bunched with compression. Dan Neil, WSJ, "2019 Volvo XC40: Routine Ride, Premium Price," 8 June 2018 There's Vinny, but also Manny Jacinto from The Good Place, and Ross Butler who plays a studly jock on 13 Reasons Why and Riverdale. Greta Lee, Glamour, "Now Trending on TV: The Sexy Asian Hunk," 14 Mar. 2018 Every movie about an organization’s intimate workings needs an outsider’s fresh perspective, and here that audience-surrogate role is filled by Nathan (Arnaud Valois), a studly newcomer who soon becomes romantically involved with Sean. Justin Chang, latimes.com, "The bracing, passionate French drama 'BPM (Beats Per Minute)' salutes early '90s AIDS activism," 2 Nov. 2017 As Berry freaked out and a laughing DeGeneres looked on, a swarm of studly men proceeded to rip off their shirts and dance around the actress. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, "Channing Tatum's sexy apology to Halle Berry features shirtless 'Magic Mike' dancers," 8 Sep. 2017 After yo-yo’ing down to a population of just around nine individuals in the 1990s, the studly birds are back up to a population of about 400 today. Laura Poppick, Smithsonian, "Threatened Species? Science to the (Genetic) Rescue!," 27 Apr. 2017 Districts with more than one high school see a dilution of their talent, but that hasn’t prevented both schools in Brookfield from fielding studly squads. Mark Stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Prep football preview: First and 10," 16 Aug. 2017 But, like the studly quarterback or pretty prom queen who failed to launch after graduation, the show doesn’t live up to expectations in a lethargic production by Theatre Pro Rata. Dominic P. Papatola, Twin Cities, "Review: ‘Up: The Man in the Flying Chair’ doesn’t get off the ground," 27 May 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'studly.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of studly

1969, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for studly

stud entry 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about studly

Time Traveler for studly

Time Traveler

The first known use of studly was in 1969

See more words from the same year

Statistics for studly

Cite this Entry

“Studly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/studly. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for studly

studly

adjective
How to pronounce studly (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of studly

US slang, of a man : very attractive and masculine

More from Merriam-Webster on studly

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for studly

Comments on studly

What made you want to look up studly? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three bears two of them look like theyre whispering to a third bear who looks chuffed to be the center of attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!