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athletic (adj.)

1630s (athletical is from 1590s), "pertaining to an athlete or to contests of physical strength," from Latin athleticus, from Greek athletikos, from athletes "contestant in the games" (see athlete). Meaning "strong of body; vigorous; lusty; robust" [Johnson, who spells it athletick] is from 1650s.

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Definitions of athletic

athletic (adj.)
relating to or befitting athletics or athletes;
athletic facilities
athletic (adj.)
vigorously active;
athletic playing
an athletic child
Synonyms: acrobatic / gymnastic
athletic (adj.)
having a sturdy and well proportioned body;
an athletic build
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