hulky

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj hulky of great size and bulk "a hulking figure of a man","three hulking battleships"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Hulky Bulky; unwiedly; of great size and bulk; ponderous. "A huge hulking fellow."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • hulky Bulky; unwieldy.
    • hulky Clumsy; loutish; hulking.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Hulky clumsy
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. hulka—Gr. holkashelkein, to draw.

Usage

In literature:

Only I want to go first and have a round with that hulky fellow who turned to challenge me.
"Middlemarch" by George Eliot
Once a great, hulky colored boy, who was the torment of the neighborhood, treated me roughly while I was playing on the street.
"The Promised Land" by Mary Antin
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In news:

Juniper 's preparation was divine, with several hulky pieces of pork belly, a dainty piece of brioche and a green apple slaw.
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