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portly

adjective

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1 having an excess of body fat
  • a portly gentleman who loved to cook for his family and friends

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2 having or showing a formal and serious or reserved manner
  • walked with the portly grace of the grande dame that she was

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The first known use of portly was in the 15th century

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“Portly.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/portly. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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