hefty

[ hef-tee ]
/ ˈhɛf ti /

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

First recorded in 1865–70; heft + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM hefty

heft·i·ly, adverbheft·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hefty

hefty
/ (ˈhɛftɪ) /

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

Derived forms of hefty

heftily, adverbheftiness, noun
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