heavyset heavyset  /ˈhɛ vi ˌsɛt/


  • (adj) having a short and solid form or stature



  1. Inside, in a cavernous studio, it glared down on a drawing board where a heavyset, black-haired man put careful strokes on a paneled page.
  2. He is tall, a little heavyset, and looks like a Yale man learning to be a bond salesman.
  3. A bearded, heavyset man whose face is splotched by a skin disease, al-Libbi first developed ties with bin Laden in the early 1990s, when bin Laden was based in Sudan.



  1. "How dare you imply that! I was a jock in high school," said Carolla, who really was the captain of his football team. "But I did get beat up after a softball tournament in seventh grade. We beat them in softball and this heavyset girl beat...
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Adam Carolla Source: ESPN

  2. "We did a commercial, sort of like 'High Noon,' though I'm not Gary Cooper," Hickenlooper told me Sunday. "We had a great actor, heavyset, sort of like Broderick Crawford, giving out parking tickets. And I walk on to say how bad it was that...
    on Aug 25, 2008 By: John Hickenlooper Source: Chicago Tribune

  3. Moazzam Begg recalled: "The dogs and handlers alternated, but there was one especially volatile dog that was always barking, even at the soldiers. Once, his handler, a young, heavyset, blond soldier, said to it, 'Hey do you want to chase some orange...
    on Jan 23, 2007 By: Moazzam Begg Source: Socialist Worker Online

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