Definition Of portly
(especially of a man) having a stout body; somewhat fat.
Her portly body was perched on a small stool precariously, looking like she would fall off if she shifted even slightly.
of a stately or dignified appearance and manner.
he was a man of portly presence
Example Of portly
A portly British statesman once famously said that ‘democracy is based on reason and fair play.’
A portly greybeard, with huge shoulders and chest, he could usually be found writing his reminiscences or playing with the grandchildren.
Also I realized Heather would be there and while I love her, she's very tall and when I am around tall people I feel extremely portly .
Anxious that Francesca will find his portliness unattractive, Papprizio begs Casanova to transform him.
‘It used to be a story that made us weep only,’ said Nabih al-Ibrahim, 42, a portly civil engineer running for a city council seat.