Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

chubby

play
adjective chub·by \ˈchə-bē\

Simple Definition of chubby

  • : somewhat fat

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of chubby

chubbier

chubbiest

  1. :  plump <a chubby boy>

chubbiness

play \ˈchə-bē-nəs\ noun

Examples of chubby in a sentence

  1. He was always chubby as a child.

  2. <the chubby baby had slimmed down by the time she was a toddler>



Origin and Etymology of chubby

chub


First Known Use: 1722


CHUBBY Defined for Kids

chubby

play
adjective chub·by \ˈchə-bē\

Definition of chubby for Students

chubbier

chubbiest

  1. :  somewhat fat <a chubby baby>





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up chubby? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

of, relating to, or near a shore

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

lavender-fields-in-france

Which of these is a synonym of caesura?

megillah torrent rebellion interruption
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ