burly definition

  • adjective:
    • Heavy, powerful, and muscular; husky. See Synonyms at muscular.
    • Large, well-built, and muscular.
    • via the east end of London, The united kingdomt. An expressive term to suggest one thing is good, awesome, amazing, incredible. e.g That objective ended up being burly, or Räikkönen is a burly Formula 1 driver.
    • from surfer culture and/or Southern Ca. An expressive term to suggest one thing is of large magnitude, either great or bad, and quite often both. e.g. "That wave was burly!" (meaning it had been huge, dangerous and difficult to drive). "This hike is going to be burly, but worth every penny since there is good body browsing at that beach." (indicating the hike will probably be hard work).
    • Having a big, strong, or gross human anatomy; stout; lusty; -- now used chiefly of humans, but formerly of pets, in sense of stately or gorgeous, as well as inanimate items that were huge and bulky.
    • Coarse and rough; boisterous.
    • muscular and greatly built
    • Heavy, powerful, and muscular; husky. See Synonyms at muscular.
    • Large, well-built, and muscular.
    • via the east end of London, The united kingdomt. An expressive term to suggest one thing is good, awesome, amazing, incredible. e.g That objective was burly, or Räikkönen is a burly Formula 1 driver.
    • via surfer tradition and/or south California. An expressive term to indicate anything is of huge magnitude, either good or bad, and quite often both. e.g. "That trend had been burly!" (meaning it was huge, dangerous and tough to ride). "This hike is going to be burly, but worthwhile while there is good human body searching at that beach." (meaning the hike will probably be dedication).
    • Having a big, powerful, or gross human body; stout; lusty; -- today utilized chiefly of humans, but formerly of creatures, into the feeling of stately or gorgeous, as well as inanimate things that were huge and cumbersome.
    • Coarse and rough; boisterous.
    • muscular and greatly built
  • others:
    • Great in actual dimensions; large; big; stout: formerly utilized of things, nevertheless now just of people, and implying a point of coarseness.
    • Boisterous; loud.
    • Synonyms large, Ponderous, etc. See large.
    • which will make burly; cause to bulge completely.
    • Having burls or excrescent knots: since, a burly tree.
    • Great in physical size; bulky; big; stout: formerly utilized of things, however now only of people, and implying a point of coarseness.
    • Boisterous; noisy.
    • Synonyms large, Ponderous, etc. See large.
    • to create burly; cause to bulge completely.
    • Having burls or excrescent knots: as, a burly tree.

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