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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 portl (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.
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Why does Scrooge apologize to the portly man?

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