- large or bulky of body; portly; stout; fat.
Origin of corpulent
Examples from the Web for corpulent
Ireland comes in as the most corpulent country, according to the report, with a 47% projected obesity rate for both men and women.Americans Aren’t Getting Fat Alone
May 9, 2014
The combination of scantily clad, attractive women and scantily clad, corpulent men makes Philip Roth's imagination look feminist.All the Israeli Ladies
Elisheva Goldberg, Raphael Magarik
June 14, 2012
Tolkien used his Northern European imagination not to frighten but at least to compel belief in the corpulent, red-clad judge.Twelve Unusual Christmas Reads
December 25, 2011
He left the ellipsis to be filled in by the corpulent blackguard's intelligence.
What harm could visit him if he yielded to this corpulent adventurer's insistence?
He was as tall as the captain was short—as thin as his superior was corpulent.The Pirate and The Three Cutters
The corpulent and swarthy Hicks stood dejectedly before her.The Historical Nights' Entertainment
He was a corpulent, florid man, purse-proud, and self-sufficient.Scaramouche
- physically bulky; fat
Word Origin and History for corpulent
late 14c., from Old French corpulent "stout, fat," from Latin corpulentus "fleshy, fat," from corpus "body" (see corporeal) + -ulentus "full of." Leigh Hunt was sent to prison for two years for calling the Prince Regent corpulent in print in 1812.
- Excessively fat.