stocky

stocky, thickset, thick, chunky, stubby, squat, dumpy are comparable when they apply to build of the human body and mean being relatively compact in form.
Stocky implies a short and wide or thick build and is likely to be complimentary in suggesting compact sturdiness
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stocky though not chubby— White

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a stocky hard-hitting catcher

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Thickset may describe a thick, solid, burly body
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too thickset for jockeying— Masefieldy

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Thick may be used for bodily parts
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thick lips

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thick legs

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more often than for body build.
Chunky may indicate a body type ample but robust and solid
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short and chunky, not quite fatHarold Sinclair

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a well-fed, chunky, healthy boy

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Stubby, less apt than others in this set to describe human body types, indicates noteworthy lack of height or length and corresponding shortness put- fielders' gloves have longer fingers . . . infielders' gloves have relatively stubby fingers— New Yorkery Squat and dumpy are usually uncomplimentary.
Squat may indicate unshapely lack of height as though suggesting a person squatting
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the squat misshapen figure that flattened itself into the shadow— Wilde

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anchored vessels of every sort from squat Baltic timber carriers— Wheelwright

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Dumpy may suggest short, lumpish gracelessness of body
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stumpy, dumpy girls with their rather coarse features, big buttocks and heavy breasts— Koestler

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  • Stocky — Stock y, a. [From {Stock}.] 1. Short and thick; thick rather than tall or corpulent. Addison. [1913 Webster] Stocky, twisted, hunchback stems. Mrs. H. H. Jackson. [1913 Webster] 2. Headstrong. [Prov. Eng.] G. Eliot. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stocky — c.1400, made of wood, from STOCK (Cf. stock) (n.1). Of plants, of stout and sturdy growth (not weedy) it is recorded from 1620s. Of persons, thick set, 1670s, suggestive of tree trunks, but Cf. also stock in sense of trunk of the human body (late …   Etymology dictionary

  • stocky — [adj] short and overweight; short and muscular chunky, corpulent, fat, heavyset, plump, solid, squat, stout, stubby, sturdy, thick, thickset; concepts 491,773 Ant. lanky, skinny, tall, thin, underweight …   New thesaurus

  • stocky — ► ADJECTIVE (stockier, stockiest) ▪ (especially of a person) short and sturdy. DERIVATIVES stockily adverb stockiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • stocky — [stäk′ē] adj. stockier, stockiest [ STOCK, n. 2 + Y2] 1. heavily built; sturdy; short and thickset 2. having a strong, often thick, stem: said of a plant …   English World dictionary

  • Stocky — A slang term used by forex traders for the Swedish krona, which has the symbol SEK. The stocky remains separate from the euro, which Sweden has declined to adopt despite being part of the European Union since 1995. Although members of the… …   Investment dictionary

  • stocky — UK [ˈstɒkɪ] / US [ˈstɑkɪ] adjective Word forms stocky : adjective stocky comparative stockier superlative stockiest a stocky person looks strong but is not tall …   English dictionary

  • stocky — stock|y [ˈstɔki US ˈsta: ] adj comparative stockier superlative stockiest a stocky person is short and heavy and looks strong ▪ a stocky build >stockily adv >stockiness n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Stocky — This interesting surname of English origin with variant spellings Stocky, Stockey, Stokey, Stuckey, etc., is a locational name from Stockey in Meeth, Devonshire, deriving from the old English pre 7th Century Stocc meaning stock, trunk or stump of …   Surnames reference

  • stocky — adj. Stocky is used with these nouns: ↑build, ↑figure, ↑man …   Collocations dictionary

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