[ stok-ee ]
/ ˈstɒk i /

adjective, stock·i·er, stock·i·est.

of solid and sturdy form or build; thick-set and, usually, short.
having a strong, stout stem, as a plant.

Origin of stocky

First recorded in 1350–1400, stocky is from the Middle English word stokky. See stock, -y1

Related forms

stock·i·ly, adverbstock·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for stocky


/ (ˈstɒkɪ) /

adjective stockier or stockiest

(usually of a person) thickset; sturdy

Derived Forms

stockily, adverbstockiness, noun
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