adjective, port·li·er, port·li·est.
- portland cement,
- portmanteau morph,
- portmanteau word,
Origin of portly
Examples from the Web for portly
How many Benny Hill scenes involved the creepy, portly man zooming about perilously near an unfathomably stacked woman?
The portly, balding Sabah, a father of two, glances nervously at the television.
A moment later I saw my scowling taxi driver darting toward the ticket booth with a companion, a portly man in a checked shirt.
From Alec “The Bloviator” Baldwin to “portly pepperpot” Monica Lewinsky, revisit his chief rogue targets.
Mr. Watson was a portly man and weighed about two hundred and twenty pounds, and almost as broad as long.Life Gleanings|T. J. Macon
The Master of the Mint was accompanied by another gentleman almost as portly as himself, and quite as deliberate in his movements.Jack Sheppard, Vol. I (of III)|W. Harrison Ainsworth
A curious little keg this, pretty, portly, and altogether unlike other punch-bowls left us from colonial days.Americana Ebrietatis|Hewson L. Peeke
She was of noble blood, she was portly, she was decidedly middle-aged.The Arbiter|Lady F. E. E. Bell
February 10 a portly, handsome officer arrived at Chihuahua.The War With Mexico, Volume I (of 2)|Justin H. Smith