Crossword clues for stocky
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Stocky \Stock"y\, a. [From Stock.]
Short and thick; thick rather than tall or corpulent.
Stocky, twisted, hunchback stems.
--Mrs. H. H. Jackson.
Headstrong. [Prov. Eng.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
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 compare also stock in sense of "trunk of the human body" (late 14c.).
a. (context of a person or an animal English) sturdy; solidly built; heavy and compact
Usage examples of "stocky".
Among them Vibulenus could see the standard of the Third Century and the stocky form of Clodius Afer who was looking back over his shoulder to shout encouragement.
The prince went up to the arguers, asked what it was about, and, politely pushing Lebedev and Keller aside, delicately addressed a gray-haired and stocky gentleman, who was standing on the porch steps at the head of several other aspirants, and invited him to do him the honor of favoring him with his visit.
Dennis Hastert of Illinois, a stocky former wrestling coach who was quite conservative but less abrasive and confrontational than Gingrich, Armey, and DeLay.
Aryl, waiting until Aryl was farther inside the cooperage before easing behind the brown-bearded and stocky man, then out the door.
The boy slipped to the side away from Aryl, waiting until Aryl was farther inside the cooperage before easing behind the brown-bearded and stocky man, then out the door.
Ruddock, forty-three, stocky, with a gray mustache and a perceptible spare tire round his middle, cut a more avuncular figure.
He looked up as the door opened and Professor van Duyl came in, followed by a stocky, middle-aged man bearing a tray set neatly with a large coffee pot, milk, sugar and a selection of mugs.
The other junior squad leader was Egyl, taller than Longyl, but also stocky.
Greave of the Feoffees, a stocky man in a loud-checked tweed suit with a face as soft and brown and wrinkled as an over-ripe russet apple.
Looking up, Jarrock saw a swarthy man of stocky build facing him across the desk.
The stocky man hesitated, eyeing Karede, before making a bow to Loune, touching eyes and lips with his fingertips, and departing.
Nigel as they stood watching the two figures, one lean and loose-jointed, the other stocky and dapper, walk briskly away up Materfamilias Lane.
She wore a shapeless blue dress that hung like a sack on her plump, stocky body, and a mothy old gray sweater with bulging pockets.
Winch and Pian, a couple deadpan, stocky guys, cleared the room of the reporters.
Hauled up beside the pier were some squatty cabin cruisers of the stocky, plugger type used by fishermen and these were undergoing a paint treatment too.