of or like beef.
brawny; thickset; heavy.
He was a beefy figure who never quite lost his German accent despite living all his adult life in the United States.
The Noble General John Barry July 23, 2011
And if the broth were not a rich, beefy sauce but instead a light and delicate vegetable broth?
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He wears large turbans, sports a long and bushy gray beard, is some six-feet three inches tall and weighs a beefy 250 pounds.
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Never mind the fact that he was 45 pounds underweight when he auditioned to play the beefy lead.
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The beefy general wrestled with her to push her away from his car.
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He was tall and fat with a beefy red face and large open pores and a fleshy mound of a nose.
Exile from Space Judith Merril
The trader thwacked his beefy hand down on Lennon’s shoulder.
Bloom of Cactus Robert Ames Bennet
A moment later the beefy good-natured face of the Base Commander appeared.
Piper in the Woods Philip K. Dick
For the outdoor girl has large hands and large arms, both of a beefy red.
Nights in London Thomas Burke
She noted the contrast: Claybrook rather beefy and a bit too red of face; Joe, on the other hand, quite slim and taut.
Stubble George Looms
adjective beefier, beefiest
(informal) muscular; brawny
(informal) fleshy; obese
“brawny,” 1743, from beef (n.) in colloquial extended sense “human muscle” + -y (2). Related: Beefiness.
Heavy-set; strong; bulky: I tried to avoid the three beefy characters just ahead/ Reborn for a new calling, the beefy bikes came to be known as ”clunkers” (mid-1700s+ British)
- Bee fly
any of numerous dipterous insects of the family Bombyliidae, some of which resemble bees. noun any hairy beelike nectar-eating dipterous fly of the family Bombyliidae, whose larvae are parasitic on those of bees and related insects
- Bee glue
propolis. noun another name for propolis
- Bee gum
a gum tree, hollowed especially by decay, in which bees live or from which hives are made. a beehive. Historical Examples Dave Jones bought a bee gum of honey and had a time getting out the honey, with all the crowd assisting. A History of Lumsden’s Battery, C.S.A. George Little
a habitation or dwelling-place constructed for bees, usually either dome-shaped or box-shaped. a natural habitation of bees, as a hollowed-out tree. a crowded, busy place. something resembling an artificial beehive in appearance, as a hut or hairdo. Also called beehive oven. an oven for converting coal into coke, characterized by its dome-shaped roof. Contemporary Examples […]