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Definition of "heavyset" []

  • Having a stout or compact build. (adjective)
  • (of a person) having a large build (adjective)

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Use "heavyset" in a sentence
  • "Obese and overweight patients are just as likely to get recommended preventive medical care as normal-weight patients, and in some cases, treatment of the heavyset is more likely to meet standard guidelines for care, a new study shows."
  • "The shooter, described as a heavyset man in his 20s, vanished into an alley."
  • "The thief, described as a heavyset black woman weighing between 220 and 240 pounds, parked a blue Volkswagen Beetle in front of the store."