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BURLY (burlier, burliest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does burly mean? 

BURLY (adjective)
  The adjective BURLY has 1 sense:

1. muscular and heavily built

  Familiarity information: BURLY used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BURLY (adjective)


Sense 1burly [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Muscular and heavily built

Synonyms:

beefy; buirdly; burly; husky; strapping

Context examples:

a beefy wrestler / had a tall burly frame / clothing sizes for husky boys / a strapping boy of eighteen / 'buirdly' is a Scottish term

Similar:

robust (physically strong)

Domain region:

Scotland (one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts)


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