As adjectives the difference between husky and beefy
is that husky
is (of a voice) hoarse and rough-sounding while beefy
is similar to, or tasting like beef.
As a noun husky
is any of several breeds of dogs used as sled dogs.
; in relation to voice, from the sense "dry as a husk" or "tough as a husk".
(of a voice) hoarse and rough-sounding
burly, thick; fat, overweight
* 1965 , Popular Mechanics, September issue,
Abounding with husks; consisting of husks.
- Word got around quickly that this plane, which has been flying since January, is bigger and huskier than our proposed C-5A
Shortening of husky dog'', where ''husky is ultimately from the same Old (etyl) root as Eskimo.
Any of several breeds of dogs used as sled dogs
* polar dog
Similar to, or tasting like beef.
(informal) Strong or muscular.
(informal) Sturdy; robust.
- The barman was a big, beefy guy with his sleeves rolled up and tattoos on his arms.
- The software slows down even a beefy computer.