- of solid and sturdy form or build; thick-set and, usually, short.
- having a strong, stout stem, as a plant.
Origin of stocky
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- (usually of a person) thickset; sturdy
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Word Origin and History for stockiest
c.1400, "made of wood," from 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 14c.).
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