Burly



large in bodily size; stout; sturdy.
bluff; brusque.
Contemporary Examples

Andrew Cuomo Can’t Ignore It Now: He’s Weak Even at Home David Freedlander September 9, 2014
Mandela, My Source: One Journalist’s Memory of Clandestine Meetings Benjamin Pogrund December 5, 2013
Canada’s Subversive Sock Puppet: Ed the Sock Isn’t Afraid to Say Anything Soraya Roberts November 12, 2014
Don’t Buy Haley Barbour’s Myth Harold Evans December 19, 2010
Vegan Strippers Let It All Hang Out Kelly Williams Brown March 28, 2014

Historical Examples

The Garden of Swords Max Pemberton
Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 2, April 9, 1870 Various
Colorado Jim George Goodchild
Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit Charles Dickens
The Man From Brodney’s George Barr McCutcheon

adjective -lier, -liest
large and thick of build; sturdy; stout
adj.

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