chested

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From chest +‎ -ed

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

chested

  1. (usually in combination) Having a chest (with a specified quality).
    Jenny was the most flat-chested of her friends.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Some combinations, such as "flat-chested", form comparative and superlative forms like "flatter-chested" and "flattest-chested". Other combinations, such as "barrel chested", form comparative and superlative forms like "more barrel-chested" and "most barrel-chested".
  • Chested normally combines with an adjective or noun that modifies chest (as in ample-chested (having an ample chest)), but occasionally it stands alone as chested (being in a chest) or is modified by an adverb (as in amply chested, which is a rarer variant of ample-chested).

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