Etymology
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built (adj.)

1560s, "constructed, erected," past-participle adjective from build (v.); for the -t, compare went. The meaning "physically well-developed" is by 1940s (well-built in reference to a woman is from 1871); Built-in (adj.) "constructed as an integral part of a larger unit" is from 1895.

updated on October 25, 2022

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