Definitions for portlyˈpɔrt li, ˈpoʊrt-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
port•lyˈpɔrt li, ˈpoʊrt-(adj.)-li•er, -li•est.
rather heavy or fat; stout; corpulent.
Origin of portly:
1520–30; port5+ -ly
euphemisms for `fat'
"men are portly and women are stout"
Having a dignified bearing; handsome, imposing.
having a dignified port or mien; of a noble appearance; imposing
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