adjective, chub·bi·er, chub·bi·est.
Examples from the Web for chubbiness
He lost his chubbiness and his pink prettiness and became thin and wiry, brown faced and brown limbed.An Australian Lassie|Lilian Turner
How folks would rejoice at the chubbiness of the Prince, when they saw a evidence of his bare dimensions smoking on their table!
He found himself staring in a face, a face that still had some of the chubbiness of boyhood.One Man's Initiation--1917|John Dos Passos
On account of the brother and his chubbiness they were more easily overtaken than the others.The Girl Scouts at Camp Comalong|Lillian Garis
Anson's chubbiness would be deceptive, his good nature not the kind that he would maintain under serious pressure.The Trial of Callista Blake|Edgar Pangborn
British Dictionary definitions for chubbiness
adjective -bier or -biest
Word Origin for chubby
Word Origin and History for chubbiness (1 of 2)
ME chubbe ... was also used of a "lazy, spiritless fellow; a rustic, simpleton; dolt, fool" (1558), whilst Bailey has "Chub, a Jolt-head, a great-headed, full-cheeked Fellow," a description reminiscent of that of the chevin, another name for the chub ... Thus the nickname may have meant either "short and thick, dumpy like a chub," or "of the nature of a chub, dull and clownish." ["Dictionary of English Surnames"]