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chubby

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adjective chub·by \ˈchə-bē\

Simple Definition of chubby

  • : somewhat fat

Full Definition of chubby

chub·bi·erchub·bi·est

  1. :  plump <a chubby boy>

chub·bi·ness play \ˈchə-bē-nəs\ noun

Examples of chubby

  1. He was always chubby as a child.

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



Origin of chubby

chub


First Known Use: 1722


CHUBBY Defined for Kids

chubby

play
adjective chub·by \ˈchə-bē\

Definition of chubby

chub·bi·erchub·bi·est

  1. :  somewhat fat <a chubby baby>





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