Definition of burly adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbɜːli//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɜːrli//
(burlier, burliest)
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(of a man or a man’s body) big, strong and heavy synonym brawny Word OriginMiddle English (in the sense ‘dignified, imposing’): probably from an unrecorded Old English word meaning ‘stately, fit for the bower’ (see bower, -ly).
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