- heavy; weighty: a hefty book.
- big and strong; powerful; muscular: a hefty athlete.
- impressively large or substantial: a hefty increase in salary.
Origin of hefty
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2. robust, husky, burly, stalwart.
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Examples from the Web for hefty
Abbott took advantage of that opening and pulled down a hefty share of the Hispanic vote.Latinos Aren’t a ‘Cheap Date’ for Democrats Anymore
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November 11, 2014
Then it dawned on people that paying for it would involve a hefty middle-class tax increase, on higher-end insurance plans.The GOP’s 20-Year War on Health Care
July 25, 2014
The other is under a hefty oven in a bakery just a couple yards away.Israel Had a Secret, Underground Bullet Factory
July 18, 2014
Since then, the bank has cleaned up its act, but not without a hefty price.Vatican Bank: No More Secret Accounts For Politicians And “Bad Families”
Barbie Latza Nadeau
July 9, 2014
They have the right to demand either execution or “blood money,” a hefty ransom that spares the life of the accused.Iran to Hang Abused Child Bride
June 20, 2014
And with the wireless and rations we'll be carrying a hefty weight.The Brighton Boys in the Radio Service
James R. Driscoll
The hefty bodyguard must have been doing some easy living himself.Medal of Honor
Dallas McCord Reynolds
"I'll be back presently, Hefty," said Willett significantly, and vanished.Tonio, Son of the Sierras
Tom has a hefty punch and I hope he uses it, Valerie said determinedly.The Adventure Girls at K Bar O
True, the crates weren't huge, but each was a hefty load for two men.The Golden Skull
- 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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Word Origin and History for hefty
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