[ fi-zeek ]
/ fɪˈzik /


physical or bodily structure, appearance, or development: the physique of an athlete.

Origin of physique

1820–30; < French < Latin physicus. See physic

Can be confused

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British Dictionary definitions for physique


/ (fɪˈziːk) /


the general appearance of the body with regard to size, shape, muscular development, etc

Word Origin for physique

C19: via French, from physique (adj) natural, from Latin physicus physical
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Medicine definitions for physique


[ fĭ-zēk ]


The body considered with reference to its proportions, muscular development, and appearance.
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