adjective, chub·bi·er, chub·bi·est.
Origin of chubby
Examples from the Web for 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.
He turned at the sound of the closing door, and revealed the pleasant, chubby face of Mr. Green.The Lion's Skin|Rafael Sabatini
And she put out her chubby little leg to try how much larger that celebrated stitch had made the garter.Little Mittens for The Little Darlings|Frances Elizabeth Barrow
Elsa turned her chubby cheek up to me in a perfection of indifference.The King's Mirror|Anthony Hope
The chubby legs of Mun Bun and Margy looked good to that old gander.Six Little Bunkers at Mammy June's|Laura Lee Hope
I know when I fished my boy out he put his chubby arms round my neck as if I'd been his father.Contraband|G. J. Whyte-Melville
adjective -bier or -biest
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"]