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Meaning of PORTLY

Pronunciation:  'powrtlee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  euphemisms for `fat'; "men are portly and women are stout"
 

PORTLY is a 6 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: fat, stout
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Port"ly\, a. [From {Port} demeanor.]
1. Having a dignified port or mien; of a noble appearance;
   imposing.

2. Bulky; corpulent. ``A portly personage.'' --Dickens.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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