chubby

adjective
chub·​by | \ ˈchə-bē How to pronounce chubby (audio) \
chubbier; chubbiest

Definition of chubby

: plump a chubby boy

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Other Words from chubby

chubbiness \ ˈchə-​bē-​nəs How to pronounce chubby (audio) \ noun

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Examples of chubby in a Sentence

He was always chubby as a child. the chubby baby had slimmed down by the time she was a toddler
Recent Examples on the Web The cover depicted Tencent’s mascot, a chubby penguin wearing a red scarf, stabbed with knives, blood dripping to the floor. New York Times, 2 June 2021 Unconventional vessels are par for the course, and none of these sparklers are sealed with chubby Champagne corks. BostonGlobe.com, 1 June 2021 Mercedes is Astudillo's twin with the White Sox — a chubby catcher long buried in the minors, finally given a chance and producing, and with more power than the Turtle. Star Tribune, 18 May 2021 All this, plus his hunched posture, was aligned with the passport photo of one Henk Van Tiel, a chubby Dutchman ostensibly working in London as a sports equipment distributor, whose documents Leo used when needing to travel discreetly abroad. Ew Staff, EW.com, 11 May 2021 These rustic, chubby tortillas are flecked through with ever-so-slightly coarser micro fragments of corn kernel. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 5 May 2021 Harry & David of Medford has pointy, chubby and colorful succulents and other live plants along with gift baskets, fruit baskets, chocolates and bakery items. oregonlive, 29 Apr. 2021 Harry & David of Medford has pointy, chubby and colorful succulents and other live plants along with gift baskets, fruit baskets, chocolates and bakery items. oregonlive, 29 Apr. 2021 Hairspray, his 1988 comedy about a chubby Baltimore teen who finds salvation and a gorgeous boyfriend through rock and roll and the civil rights movement, also became a Tony-winning Broadway musical. Claudia Dreifus, The New York Review of Books, 29 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of chubby

1722, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chubby

chub

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13 Jun 2021

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“Chubby.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chubby. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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chubby

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of chubby

: somewhat fat

chubby

adjective
chub·​by | \ ˈchə-bē How to pronounce chubby (audio) \
chubbier; chubbiest

Kids Definition of chubby

: somewhat fat a chubby baby

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