adjective, heft·i·er, heft·i·est.
heavy; weighty: a hefty book.
big and strong; powerful; muscular: a hefty athlete.
impressively large or substantial: a hefty increase in salary.
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Origin of hefty
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adjective heftier or heftiest informal
big and strong
characterized by vigour or forcea hefty blow
large, bulky, or heavy
sizable; involving a large amount of moneya hefty bill; a hefty wage
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