Definition of chesty in English:



  • 1British Having a lot of catarrh in the lungs.

    ‘he got a bit chesty’
    ‘a chesty cough’
    • ‘Or it could simply be ‘fashionable’ now to hand out inhalers to everyone with a chesty cough.’
    • ‘Some develop chesty coughs - and all of these can be helped by acupuncture, said Hugh.’
    • ‘I would describe the symptoms as flu-like but the chesty cough made it appear like bronchitis.’
    • ‘As her other children - Ben, nine, and Kylie, six - played outside, only a chesty cough betrayed their mum's desperate struggle.’
    • ‘‘I'm prone to picking up chest infections, like chesty coughs, and I get violent headaches,’ he said.’
    • ‘So that's it I suppose, I did nothing today, I have a chesty cough and my nose is running away from my face.’
    • ‘This was all done with a very snotty cold and tight chesty cough, the like of which would have made me take a day off were I working for someone other than myself.’
    • ‘Most chesty illnesses get better on their own, although the cough may take a long time to go completely.’
    • ‘But, in addition to the emotional strain of her younger daughter's death, she has been battling with a virus which has left her with a chesty cold.’
    • ‘As it was I was felt a bit chesty and shivery on Sunday but am alright now.’
    • ‘To break up a chesty cough, try inhaling some steam.’
    • ‘A chesty cough rattled its way from inside the frail woman.’
    • ‘Today I didn't go into work as I haven't been feeling very well - headaches, chesty cold, etc.’
    • ‘Regarding his health he said that he did not have any major illnesses but did suffer from indigestion, heartburn and a chesty cough.’
    • ‘Doctors have warned that a regular chesty cough can be an indicator of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - the collective name for smoking-related illnesses such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema.’
    • ‘It will either help my chesty cough or make me whinny and jump fences.’
    • ‘Expectorants in cough mixtures can promote mucus removal for a chesty cough and help to ease breathing for exercise.’
    • ‘I am resting in bed with achy bones/muscles and a horrid chesty cough.’
    • ‘I had begun to find their intense flowery scent stifling and had the impression that they were causing my chesty cough.’
    • ‘I gave up the roll ups way back purely because of the chesty coughs and my Grandfathers death.’
  • 2(of a woman) having large or prominent breasts.

    • ‘Las Vegas encourages tourists to indulge in sexual voyeurism with a wealth of cheesy, chesty revues - your choice of gender.’
    • ‘Not that I know much about it, but I do know that there are a lot of chesty airheads on TV these days who couldn't act if someone was holding a gun to their heads.’
    • ‘By March we had started rehearsals, the chesty senior (whose name was Ann) was playing Helena (one of the main heroines), and Rick was playing Oberon king of shadows.’
    • ‘Well, that and he always has pictures of chesty babes.’
    • ‘She glanced over at the bar, where she saw the chesty redhead flirting with a customer as she refilled his drink.’
    • ‘It's an audacious bit of dialogue for a cheapo skin flick starring some of the most naturally chesty gals you'll ever see in your life.’
    • ‘‘Jess is a bit more chesty than you, though’ Kath muses.’
    large-breasted, big-breasted, full-breasted, heavy-breasted, bosomy, large-bosomed, big-bosomed, full-bosomed
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  • 3North American Conceited and arrogant.

    ‘people hate a chesty man’
    • ‘And why do you get all chesty at the slightest provocation?’
    • ‘The genius, here, is that the athletic soar of that chesty attitude indicates not boyish high spirits or exuberant tough-guy mayhem, but a desperate cling to a fading image of the larger-than-life.’
    • ‘She writes, ‘I hesitate to interrupt the victory laps, the chesty posing, the passing out of medals.’’
    vain, narcissistic, pleased with oneself, self-loving, in love with oneself, self-admiring, self-regarding, self-centred, egotistic, egotistical, egoistic, egocentric, egomaniac
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