Body type characterized by a lean, sinewy, muscular physique (NOT scrawny, but not muscle-bound like a bodybuilders' or obese). Despite the name, many non-athletes have athletically shaped bodies due simply to a healthy lifestyle.
Jerry isnt a total fitness freak, but he has a sculpted, athletic body.
by Greg Haz October 15, 2007
Give her a break, she just has an...athletic figure.
by superfly91 April 2, 2008
What fat people in denial call themselves.
800 LB Lady: I'm not fat, I'm ATHLETIC.
by Yer Mom January 10, 2005
just like michael dorrie.. the ability to play everysport to include basketball
by tommoy boddy October 21, 2009
Can be found at the youth, high school, college, and professional levels. An individual who participates in sports. Characterized by dedication, focus, intelligence, and work ethic. Athletes usually are overshadowed in high school by Jocks; they are too busy to do much grandstanding. Most pro players are athletes rather than jocks.

The athlete is intelligent, hard-working, and a decent human being. He has fallback plans for the future in case he can't play pro. The jock is arrogant, stupid, lazy, and an asshole. He has no plans for the future beyond high school whatsoever.
Jocks are drinking and fucking cheerleaders while athletes are training, studying, or participating in worthwhile extracurriculars.

Ryan Leaf was a jock. Steve Young was an athlete. Both were standouts through college, but look at the difference in their NFL careers.
by Student-Athlete September 22, 2004
as opposed to a jock, people who dedicate their time to pursue a career in sport and don't have 100% arrogance because of their superior fitness to non-sportsmen! have a competitive edge though through their sports dedication, and sees life outside their sport, and not always their jock teammates (not always their mates), girls and beer!
Campbell is an athlete loved by everyone through his dedication to his many talents in various sports and community service!
by youdon'tknowme! November 16, 2010
1. An individual who has developed skill in a particular sport.
Jeff really knows how to play basketball and tennis; he is a great athlete.
by Emma September 19, 2003