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Definition of heavy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    heavy

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈhevi//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhevi//
     
    (pl. heavies)
     
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  1. 1[countable] (informal) a large strong man whose job is to protect a person or place, often using violence He lunged at the minister, but was soon pulled to the ground by a couple of heavies.
  2. 2 [uncountable] (Scottish English) strong beer, especially bitter a pint of heavy
  3. Word Origin Old English hefig, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch hevig, also to heave.
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