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bulky

[ buhl-kee ]
/ ˈbʌl ki /
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adjective, bulk·i·er, bulk·i·est.
of relatively large and cumbersome bulk or size.
(of a fabric or yarn) thick; lofty.
(of a garment) made of thick, resilient fabric or yarn: a bulky sweater.
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Origin of bulky

First recorded in 1665–75; bulk1 + -y1

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British Dictionary definitions for bulky

bulky
/ (ˈbʌlkɪ) /

adjective bulkier or bulkiest
very large and massive, esp so as to be unwieldy

Derived forms of bulky

bulkily, adverbbulkiness, noun
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