Informal large and robust
Origin of strappingpresent participle of strap, used (like thumping, whopping, expressing violent action) to denote large size
Having a sturdy muscular physique; robust.
- Straps considered as a group.
- Material for making straps.
- Present participle of strap.
(comparative more strapping, superlative most strapping)
- Of a person of either sex; Having a sturdy muscular physique; robust.
(countable and uncountable, plural strappings)