hefty

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Etymology[edit]

heft (weight) +‎ -y

Adjective[edit]

hefty (comparative heftier, superlative heftiest)

  1. heavy
    She carries a hefty backpack full of books.
  2. strong, bulky
    They use some hefty bolts to hold up road signs.
  3. (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful; powerfully or heavily built.
    He was a tall, hefty man.
  4. impressive, mighty

Usage notes[edit]

  • Nouns to which "hefty" is often applied: price tag, premium, profit, price, penalty, fine, portion, salary, gain, increase, amount, sum, check, fee.

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