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chubby

[ chuhb-ee ]
/ ˈtʃʌb i /
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adjective, chub·bi·er, chub·bi·est.
round and plump: a chubby child; a chubby face.
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Origin of chubby

First recorded in 1605–15; chub + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM chubby

chub·bi·ly, adverbchub·bi·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for chubby

chubby
/ (ˈtʃʌbɪ) /

adjective -bier or -biest
(esp of the human form) plump and round

Derived forms of chubby

chubbiness, noun

Word Origin for chubby

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