studly

adjective

stud·​ly ˈstəd-lē How to pronounce studly (audio)
slang
: attractively masculine : hunky

Example Sentences

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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 27 May 2017 See More

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.

Word History

Etymology

stud entry 1

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of studly was in 1969

Dictionary Entries Near studly

Cite this Entry

“Studly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/studly. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

More from Merriam-Webster on studly

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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


Commonly Confused Words Quiz

  • vector image of a face with thought expression
  • I went to the ______ store to buy a birthday card.
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ