well-thewed

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English wel-thewed, wel thewed, equivalent to well +‎ thewed.

Adjective[edit]

well-thewed (comparative better-thewed or more well-thewed, superlative best-thewed or most well-thewed)

  1. Good in manner, habit, form, or construction; well-mannered; well-done.
  2. Having an attractive physical appearance or strong muscles.
    • 1894, Eiríkr Magnússon, William Morris, The Saga Library - Volume 4:
      Olaf was early a well-thewed man, goodly to look at, of middle height, and wise and deft of speech he was at an early age.