bulky

[ buhl-kee ]
/ ˈbʌl ki /

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.

Nearby words

  1. bulker,
  2. bulkhead,
  3. bulkhead deck,
  4. bulkheading,
  5. bulking,
  6. bull,
  7. bull ant,
  8. bull bar,
  9. bull bars,
  10. bull bat

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 Formsbulkily, adverbbulkiness, noun

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Word Origin and History for bulky

bulky

adj.

mid-15c., "plump, stout," from bulk (n.) + -y (2). Related: Bulkiness.

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