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Definition of "beefy" []

  • Muscular in build; brawny: a beefy wrestler. (adjective)
  • Substantial; filling: "a rather . . . beefy, densely colored wine” ( Robert M. Parker, Jr.) (adjective)
  • Filled with beef. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "beefy" in a sentence
  • "Dr Cheryl Bongiovanni, who has used the product on more than 1,000 patients in Oregon, said: "When you spray it on, you see the treated tissue ‘pink up’ and go beefy, which is good because it means the oxygen supply has resumed.""
  • "Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004 beef and bacon aka beefy yes! that's the name of my new dog! it's a boxer with an "excellent" on her cert.! she's a pretty old dog though ... bout 5+yrs. i'll upload some pictures somewhere ..."
  • "She was tall and of fine proportion, though by no means verging to that state of body which our excellent American friend and critic Mr Hawthorne has described as beefy and has declared to be the general condition of English ladies of Lady Monk's age."