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1‘a big brawny man with tattooed arms’
strong, as strong as an ox, muscular, well muscled, muscly, muscle-bound, well built, powerfully built, powerful, mighty, Herculean, strapping, burly, robust, sturdy, husky, lusty, sinewy, well knit, rugged
bulky, hefty, meaty, solid, solidly built
informal beefy, hunky, hulking, ripped, shredded
North American informal buff
US informal jacked
literary thewy, stark
scrawny, puny, weak
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.