What does burly mean?

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ˈbɜr liburly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beefy, burly, husky, strapping, buirdly(adj)

    muscular and heavily built

    "a beefy wrestler"; "had a tall burly frame"; "clothing sizes for husky boys"; "a strapping boy of eighteen"; "`buirdly' is a Scottish term"

Wiktionary

  1. burly(Adjective)

    Large, well-built, and muscular.

    He's a big, burly rugby player who works as a landscape gardener.

  2. burly(Adjective)

    Originating from the east end of London, England. An expressive term to mean something is good, awesome, amazing, unbelievable. e.g That goal was burly, or Räikkönen is a burly Formula 1 driver.

  3. burly(Adjective)

    Originating from surfer culture and/or Southern California. An expressive term to mean something is of large magnitude, either good or bad, and sometimes both. e.g. "That wave was burly!" (meaning it was large, dangerous and difficult to ride). "This hike is going to be burly, but worth it because there is good body surfing at that beach." (meaning the hike is going to be hard work).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Burly(adj)

    having a large, strong, or gross body; stout; lusty; -- now used chiefly of human beings, but formerly of animals, in the sense of stately or beautiful, and of inanimate things that were huge and bulky

  2. Burly(adj)

    coarse and rough; boisterous

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Burly

    bur′li, adj. bulky: boisterous, bluff.—n. Bur′liness. [M. E. borlich; prob. Old High Ger. burlīh, high, bōr, a height.]

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How to say burly in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of burly in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of burly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of burly in a Sentence

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    It touches the heart no matter who is singing, but women bring a certain warmth, the ones that enjoy it the most are the big burly guys that you wouldn't expect. We went to a motorcycle shop near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. There was this big man with tattoos surrounded by all these motorcycles and we started singing and tears were rolling down his eyes.

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