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[stuhd-lee] /ˈstʌd li/
adjective, studlier, studliest.
Slang. virilely attractive; muscular and handsome.
Origin of studly
1955-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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by 1971, American English, from stud (n.2) in the "virile male" sense + -ly (1). Related: Studliness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  1. Masculine; sexually keen; macho: In one episode Ross is flustered when a new girlfriend wants him to talk dirty to her. For advice he goes to studly friend Joey/ Gay men at their pagan-studliest celebrate play, physicality, pretense, not to mention Greco-Roman grappling
  2. Excellent; good; cool: It seemed like a studly thing at the time. Microsoft got what it wanted, and I got what I wanted (1960s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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studly in Technology

Impressive; powerful. Said of code and designs which exhibit both complexity and a virtuoso flair. Has connotations similar to hairy but is more positive in tone. Often in the emphatic "most studly" or as noun-form "studliness". "Smail 3.0's configuration parser is most studly."
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The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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