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adjective, block·i·er, block·i·est.
  1. heavily built; solid; stocky.
  2. marked by blocks or patches of unequally distributed light and shade, as in a photograph.
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Origin of blocky

First recorded in 1870–75; block + -y1
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Related Words for blocky

chunky, compact, heavyset, solid, squat, stubby, stumpy, thick, thickset, blockish, boxlike, boxy

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Historical Examples of blocky

  • And so you ran down to meet us—that was bully, said the blocky man.

    Local Color

    Irvin S. Cobb

  • "Better take the alley there," I told the blocky one, on impulse.

    Fee of the Frontier

    Horace Brown Fyfe

  • That blocky figure that was all the rest of the world was no more than a target.

  • He was so close they could see his blocky head, his square nose, and even his little piggish eyes.

  • He was a blocky, broad-faced veteran with iron-gray hair and hard, unsmiling eyes.

    The Dueling Machine

    Benjamin William Bova

British Dictionary definitions for blocky


  1. like a block, esp in shape and solidity
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Derived Formsblockiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for blocky


1879, from block (n.) + -y (2). Related: Blockily; blockiness.

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