Strapping
Strapping \Strap"ping\, a. Tall; strong; lusty; large; as, a strapping fellow. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

There are five and thirty strapping officers gone. --Farquhar. [1913 Webster]


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  • strapping — index powerful, strong Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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  • strapping — (adj.) tall and sturdy, originally applied to women, 1650s, from prp. of STRAP (Cf. strap) (v.). Cf. similar senses of whopping, spanking …   Etymology dictionary

  • strapping — [adj] big and strong brawny, burly, hefty, hulk, hulking, hunk, husky, ox, powerful, powerhouse, robust, stalwart, stout, sturdy, tall, vigorous, well built; concepts 489,773 Ant. attenuated, skinny, slight, small, thin …   New thesaurus

  • strapping — [strap′iŋ] adj. [prp. of STRAP, used (like thumping, whopping, expressing violent action) to denote large size] Informal tall and well built; robust …   English World dictionary

  • strapping — strap|ping [ˈstræpıŋ] adj [only before noun] a strapping young man or woman is strong, tall, and looks healthy and active ▪ a strapping young lad …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • strapping — [[t]stræ̱pɪŋ[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n (approval) If you describe someone as strapping, you mean that they are tall and strong, and look healthy. He was a bricklayer a big, strapping fellow. Syn: brawny …   English dictionary

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