- round and plump: a chubby child; a chubby face.
Origin of chubby
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Antonyms for chubby
Related Words for chubbyportly, flabby, chunky, pudgy, stout, plump, ample, big, buxom, fatty, fleshy, hefty, husky, roly-poly, rotund, round, tubby, plumpish, bearish, butterball
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Contemporary Examples of chubby
The scandal drove the company from the street business, but Chubby acquired a truck of his own.
As Maria set out to begin another day in the ice cream truck, Chubby would roll alongside her for part of the route.
The speakers included a man who had been struck by a hit-and-run driver who had then been chased down by Chubby.
At the same time, Chubby experienced growing heart troubles, finally becoming too disabled to work in 2004.
But in 2006, as he was turning 80, Chubby acquired a motorized wheelchair.
Historical Examples of chubby
Nothing could be more comic than this chubby child, with her serious air.My Double Life
Here two chubby babies are lying locked in each other's arms.Lotus Buds
"I may state my opinion, sir," flashed Carruthers, his chubby face reddening.The Snare
"They paint love as a chubby, laughing child," he mused bitterly.Nell, of Shorne Mills
Chubby and I nearly went under this morning and never were seen again.The Mermaid
- (esp of the human form) plump and round
Word Origin for chubby
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"]