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What is the definition for portly?

A portly person is stout, a bit fat, rounded, corpulent. It is often used in a humorous way, and can be a more polite way of referring to a large person. e.g. "I saw a po (MORE)
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What is a portly gentleman?

Portly means large (in terms of weight, aka 'fat'.) So a 'fat' man, or in more gentle terms, a large gentlemen.

Why does Scrooge apologize to the portly man?

The "man" was a philanthropist and business man who had asked for adonation to help the poor and need at this special time of year.Scrooge had refused him asking if there were (MORE)

Who does the portly man want to help?

The portley man is a business and who is seeking donations fromother business owners to help the poor and needy. He tells Scroogehe wants to help buy food and provide warmth t (MORE)