beefy

[bee-fee]
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adjective, beef·i·er, beef·i·est.

of or like beef.
brawny; thickset; heavy.

Nearby words

  1. beefsteak fungus,
  2. beefsteak mushroom,
  3. beefsteak plant,
  4. beefsteak tomato,
  5. beefwood,
  6. beehive,
  7. beehive house,
  8. beehive round,
  9. beehive state,
  10. beehive tomb

Origin of beefy

First recorded in 1735–45; beef + -y1

Related formsbeef·i·ly, adverbbeef·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for beefier

beefy

adjective beefier or beefiest

like beef
informal muscular; brawny
informal fleshy; obese
Derived Formsbeefily, adverbbeefiness, noun

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Word Origin and History for beefier

beefy

adj.

"brawny," 1743, from beef (n.) in colloquial extended sense "human muscle" + -y (2). Related: Beefiness.

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