having a large body build.
stout; stocky.

Origin of heavyset

First recorded in 1920–25; heavy + set
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  • The heavyset, black-bearded Muslim soldier took a spear from the boy standing near him and leveled it at Daoud, his face hard.

  • When they touched the landing at Sandy Point a heavyset man dressed in brown coveralls jumped into the boat.

  • At the entrance to the inner sanctum the heavyset Scotty looked up at his approach.

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