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


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.