Portly Definition

pôrtlē
portlier, portliest
adjective
portlier, portliest
Large and heavy in a dignified and stately way.
Webster's New World
Stout; corpulent.
Webster's New World

(now rare) Having a dignified bearing; handsome, imposing. [from 15th c.]

Wiktionary

Fat; overweight. [from 15th c.]

Wiktionary
Antonyms:
thinslim

Other Word Forms of Portly

Adjective

Base Form:
portly
Comparative:
portlier
Superlative:
portliest

Origin of Portly

  • From port +"Ž -ly.

    From Wiktionary

  • From port

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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