Definitions for portlyˈpɔrt li, ˈpoʊrt-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

port•lyˈpɔrt li, ˈpoʊrt-(adj.)-li•er, -li•est.

  1. rather heavy or fat; stout; corpulent.

Origin of portly:

1520–30; port5+ -ly


Princeton's WordNet

  1. portly, stout(adj)

    euphemisms for `fat'

    "men are portly and women are stout"


  1. portly(Adjective)

    Having a dignified bearing; handsome, imposing.

  2. portly(Adjective)

    Fat; overweight.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Portly(adj)

    having a dignified port or mien; of a noble appearance; imposing

  2. Portly(adj)

    bulky; corpulent


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