adjective, stock·i·er, stock·i·est.
- stockton, francis richard,
Origin of stocky
Examples from the Web for stocky
Wearing a plaid shirt, the stocky singer looked like a bricklayer playing an open mic at a bar.I'm Not Country or Pop. I'm Just Pure Garth Brooks.|David Masciotra|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Phyllis is a short, stocky, enraged-seeming woman with a high, strident voice and piercing stare.
FIJI, a source who attended Lafayette with Stocky told The Daily Beast, is mostly made up of lacrosse and baseball players.From Frat Boys to Criminals: Two College Elites' Scarface Dreams|Olivia Nuzzi|April 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The stocky, intense son of immigrant parents, Chayefksy was born and raised in the Bronx.Paddy Chayefsky: The Dark Prophet of ‘Network’ News|Tim Teeman|February 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When one looks at a still of Hembling, he appears somewhat common, with his short, stocky frame and calm, bespectacled expression.
At a table, back toward him, sat a stocky figure, playing cards and reaching for the rum container at his side.Port O' Gold|Louis John Stellman
These people usually have square, stocky bodies, strong and wiry, and are tenacious of life.How to Read Human Nature|William Walker Atkinson
Vibbard was stocky and muscular, and his feet went down at each step as if they never meant to come up again.
The stocky, sour-faced engineer had a reputation for being able to build anything, given half an idea of how it worked.Diplomatic Immunity|Robert Sheckley
It was the final straw in the stocky promoter's crushing wrath burden.The City of Numbered Days|Francis Lynde
adjective stockier or stockiest
c.1400, "made of wood," from stock (n.1). Of plants, "of stout and sturdy growth" (not weedy) it is recorded from 1620s. Of persons, "thick-set," 1670s, suggestive of tree trunks, but cf. also stock in sense of "trunk of the human body" (late 14c.).