[ bee-fee ]
/ ˈbi fi /

adjective, beef·i·er, beef·i·est.

of or like beef.
brawny; thickset; heavy.


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Origin of beefy

First recorded in 1735–45; beef + -y1


beef·i·ly, adverbbeef·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for beefy

/ (ˈbiːfɪ) /

adjective beefier or beefiest

like beef
informal muscular; brawny
informal fleshy; obese

Derived forms of beefy

beefily, adverbbeefiness, noun
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