heavyweight (plural heavyweights)

  1. A very large, heavy, or impressive person.
    an intellectual heavyweight
    • 2011 Allen Gregory, "Pilot" (season 1, episode 1):
      Allen Gregory DeLongpre: Who's he?
      Patrick: He's only the most popular kid in school.
      Allen Gregory: Ah, the two heavyweights finally meet. Sure you're tired of all the buzz. Allen Gregory DeLongpre.
      Joel Zadak: Joel...Zadak!
  2. (uncountable) The professional boxing weight class for boxers weighing more than 190 pounds; a boxer in that division.
  3. (uncountable) A similar division and contestant in other sports.
  • Russian: тяжелове́с
  • Spanish: pez gordo
Translations Adjective

heavyweight (not comparable)

  1. Of the heavyweight boxing (or similar) division.
  2. Being relatively heavy.
  3. Being a leader in one's field.
  4. Important or impressive.

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