adjective, stock·i·er, stock·i·est.
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Origin of stocky
OTHER WORDS FROM stockystock·i·ly, adverbstock·i·ness, noun
Words nearby stocky
Example sentences from the Web for stocky
When you first spy the pillow-y shape of a Myobatrachus gouldii or the stocky arms of a Hemisus perreti, you might not think of how much muscle is packed in there.
Yousef, a stocky 35-year-old woman with long black hair, looks away from me most of the time when she is describing the beatings.Escaping Assad’s Rape Prisons: A Survivor Tells Her Story|Jamie Dettmer|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
Superphosphate makes dark-colored, thick-leaved, stocky (p. 419) plants.
An express rolled in and cutting over for it, the stocky man brushed Lamb.
A stocky man dodged around from behind the woman and came rapidly down the platform, neat, crisp, briefcase under his arm.
One of them was short and rather stocky, and his face had a sort of hard, hungry look; and the other was big and barrel-bodied.The Wreckers|Francis Lynde
At once I noticed that a new man had appeared among them—a red-faced, stocky man wearing a frock-coat and a shiny silk hat.In Search of the Unknown|Robert W. Chambers