One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
adjectiveEnglish Regional, East Asian, United States Regional, Northern
Of a person (or occasionally an animal): broad, sturdy, well-built; fat, plump.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in ‘Tim Bobbin’ (1708–1786), satirist and caricaturist (real name John Collier). Apparently from throdd- + -y.
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