Origin of physiqueFr: see physic
A man with a well-muscled physique.
A well-muscled man who is in great shape and who has no fat on him is an example of someone who has a great physique.
Origin of physiqueFrench physical, physique from Latin physicus of nature from Greek phusikos from phusis nature ; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots.
- The natural constitution, or physical structure, of a person.
- (bodybuilding): The trained muscular structure of a person's body.
From French physique.
- He looked like a professional wrestler with his muscular physique, tattoos, and long braid.
- His panther-like physique and tattoos gave him all the appearance of a threat, and yet, he'd fended off her blows with gentleness he didn't have to show.
- In personal appearance he was tall and corpulent, of a dignified presence and extremely powerful physique, with a bald forehead, close-cropped hair and short moustaches.
- While their general physique approximates to the Polynesian type, they are often characterized by a stunted form and a dark complexion.
- Their language was allied to that of the Maoris of New Zealand, but they differed somewhat from them in physique, and they were probably a cross between an immigrating Polynesian group and a lower indigenous Melanesian stock.