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chubby

[ chuhb-ee ]

adjective

, chub·bi·er, chub·bi·est.
  1. round and plump:

    a chubby child; a chubby face.

    Synonyms: roly-poly, fleshy, heavy, pudgy

    Antonyms: skinny, thin, svelte, lean



chubby

/ ˈtʃʌbɪ /

adjective

  1. (esp of the human form) plump and round


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Derived Forms

  • ˈchubbiness, noun
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Other Words From

  • chubbi·ly adverb
  • chubbi·ness noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of chubby1

First recorded in 1605–15; chub + -y 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of chubby1

C17: perhaps from chub , with reference to the plump shape of the fish
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Example Sentences

His friends have previously said that Andrew has “chubby fingers” that do not match those in the photo.

A short, chubby bush with many branches—a “shrubbery,” to get Pythonesque.

If the conditions are right, they’re just skinny enough to make carved turns on groomed, packed snow fun for the entire day, but they’re still chubby enough to float in all but the biggest in-bounds powder days.

Through photos and a live camera located in Brooks Falls, where these bears hunt for salmon, people can vote for who they think is the chubbiest of them all.

“It often results in them having these really chubby arms,” Keefe says.

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.

Here Letty drew the coverlet from the face of the sleeping babe, and displayed his chubby proportions with maternal pride.

Mr. Peck raised his hands, palms upward, and then dropped them to his chubby knees with a sharp slap.

I found her sleeping sweetly, with one chubby hand under her rounded cheek.

Sydney is here, and is getting fat and chubby, a delightful little boy, and keeps us all very cheery.

Fina clapped her chubby hands together and climbed up into Leam's lap.

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