- of relatively large and cumbersome bulk or size.
- (of a fabric or yarn) thick; lofty.
- (of a garment) made of thick, resilient fabric or yarn: a bulky sweater.
Origin of bulky
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1. massive, ponderous, unwieldy, clumsy.
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Examples from the Web for bulky
As was the case with the Xerox 914, the first machines Hull built to “print” plastic objects were bulky, huge, and expensive.Pioneers in Printing
The Daily Beast
October 21, 2014
West sent his bulky bodyguard Pascal Duvier into the crowd to confirm that the seated fan was, in fact, in a wheelchair.Kanye West Stops Concert to Yell at Kid in Wheelchair, 'Stand Up!'
September 14, 2014
I parked the stroller at the base of the metal slide and wrestled Julia in her bulky snowsuit out of the belted contraption.When An Adopted Child Won’t Attach
May 2, 2014
Autographer is Narrative for video but made by Brits, bulky, and expensive.We are Living in the Golden Age of the Most Narcissistic and Voyeuristic Tech Imaginable
Charles C. Johnson
January 18, 2014
No bulky helmet to lug around or uncomfortable shell to ruin your hairstyle.Helmet Haute Couture: The Invisible Helmet Revolutionizing Bike Safety
December 19, 2013
It represents a sort of nut, itself too bulky for a railway truck.Weighed and Wanting
Something had dropped shapeless, bulky at her feet and she could not see Mr. Stewart.In the Valley
From one of them I pulled out a bulky notebook and a number of loose papers.City of Endless Night
But La Teuse also rose and barred his way with her bulky figure.Abbe Mouret's Transgression
Mrs. Stover's bulky figure was already on the way to the door of the house.The Woman-Haters
Joseph C. Lincoln
- very large and massive, esp so as to be unwieldy
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Word Origin and History for bulky
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