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



BrE BrE//ˈkɔːpjələnt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːrpjələnt//
(formal) Body shape
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(of a person) fat. People say corpulent to avoid saying fat. He is a short, somewhat corpulent, man. See related entries: Body shape Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin corpulentus, from corpus ‘body’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: corpulent